Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TENTATIVE DEAL: MARATHON WEEKEND PAYS OFF FOR PMA-ILWU

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract today after a marathon weekend bargaining session.

The contract still has to be ratified by the union members and by the companies that employ them.

The parties have agreed not to discuss details of the agreement until the union and PMA leaders have briefed their respective membership.