International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has turned down a request for a one-year extension of its collective bargaining agreement with shipping companies represented by the Pacific Maritime Association. The current agreement is already a three-year extension of the most recent contract. It expires July 1, 2022. It covers about 22,000 longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports.
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met Nov. 30 in Los Angeles with ILWU and PMA and said he is available if the two sides reach an impasse in bargaining.