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PMA and ILWU Agree to Federal Mediation in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations

Thursday, January 15, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) jointly requested federal mediation to assist in resolving an ongoing labor dispute that covers more than 20,000 longshore workers at 29 west coast ports. The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service appointed Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh to mediate future negotiations between the two parties in an effort to reach a mutually acceptable resolution.

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