Tentative West Coast Contract

The tentative West Coast waterfront contract that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will vote on next month includes plenty of perks for the union and could revolutionize how day-to-day disputes on the waterfront are adjudicated.

The 70-page document addresses issues such as straight-time wages, skill differential pay rates, pensions and welfare, improvements to the pay guarantee plan, a chassis inspection and repair requirement and changes to local contracts on the coast.

The ILWU will invite 90 delegates from all port regions to a caucus in San Francisco scheduled for the week of March 30.

Click here to find out more detail on the below topics in the agreement.

Excerpt from Journal of Commerce  | By:  Bill Mongelluzzo  | March 16, 2015