17 Nov 2023

ILA Warns: East Coast and Gulf Coast Ports Brace for Potential Strike in 2024

  The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the union representing dockworkers on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, warned members to prepare for a possible coast-wide strike in October 2024. Harold Daggett, the President of the ILA, conveyed this message to the rank-and-file members. He also mentioned that an update on wage negotiations with ocean carriers […]

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05 Sep 2023

UPS Offers Severance Packages to Hundreds of Pilots Amid Weak Demand

  United Parcel Service (UPS) is offering severance packages to hundreds of pilots as the company adjusts to lower demand levels. The express giant has been busy reducing its fleet of aircraft and retiring older planes in recent months. The company said that it is offering the severance packages as part of its “effort to […]

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31 Aug 2023

West Coast Ports – ILWU Ratifies Contract

  PACIFIC MARITIME ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON FINAL CONTRACT APPROVALS SAN FRANCISCO (August 31, 2023) PMA President and CEO Jim McKenna issued the following statement today about the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s approval of the new six-year contact. The contract, already approved by PMA member companies, is retroactive to July 1, 2022 and runs through […]

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24 Jul 2023

US Forwarders Face Possible Delays and Disruptions from UPS Strike Action

    US Forwarders Face Possible Supply Chain Disruptions from UPS and Yellow Freight Crises US forwarders are warned to get ready for the impact of possible strike action at UPS, and the financial troubles of Yellow Freight, one of the biggest U.S. LTL trucking companies, which is at risk of going bankrupt. Brandon Fried, […]

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19 Jul 2023

Resumption of UPS Union Talks Amid Looming Strike Action

UPS and union representatives are scheduled to resume talks in the coming week as the threat of an impending strike looms, with less than two weeks remaining before the current deal with the Teamsters union expires on July 31. Express delivery company UPS is urging swift action to reach a resolution with the Teamsters union, […]

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17 Jul 2023

US Forwarders Advised to Prepare for Potential UPS Strike Disruption

Freight forwarders in the United States have been warned to prepare for potential strike action at UPS and the looming insolvency of major trucking firm Yellow Freight. The situation has raised concerns over the impact it may have on supply chains and the flow of goods across the country. Brandon Fried, the executive director of […]

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13 Jul 2023

BCMEA and ILWU Canada Reach Tentative Agreement, Operations to Resume Shortly

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is delighted to announce that after productive negotiations, a tentative agreement for a new 4-year deal has been reached, acknowledging the valuable skills and contributions of B.C.’s waterfront workforce. While the agreement is still pending ratification by both Parties, specific details will not be disclosed at this time. […]

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15 Jun 2023

West Coast Port Labor Negotiations – Tentative Agreement Announced

  Late last night, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association announced a tentative agreement on a new six-year deal. The details of the agreement were not released. The agreement must now be ratified by both parties. A copy of Acing Secretary of Labor Julie Su’s statement on the deal can be […]

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09 Jun 2023

West Coast Port Labor Negotiations Update – PMA Press Release June 9, 2023

After a series of coordinated and disruptive work actions led by the ILWU at the West Coast’s largest ports between June 2 and June 7, operations have generally improved at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland. However, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma continue to suffer significant slowdowns as a result of […]

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