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ILWU Members Approve Three-Year Contract Extension With PMA

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports, approved a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The contract, which was set to expire in 2019, has been extended to July 1, 2022. The contract includes provisions that will raise wages, maintain health benefits and increase pensions. Approval of the contract is expected to help avoid a repeat of the 2015 shutdown at West Coast ports, which lasted seven months and resulted in billions of dollars in lost economic activity.

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