« Back | LOS ANGELES / LONG BEACH WATERFRONT LABOR NEGOTIATIONS UPDATEDate: Wed, Dec 5th, 2012
(LOS ANGELES December 5, 2012, 1:30 p.m.) - The negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released the following statement regarding the status of negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU"):
Last night, after more than two and a half years of bargaining, the harbor employers reached agreements with office clerical workers on contracts that will run through 2016.
The harbor employers are tremendously grateful for the leadership of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, whose participation was critical in enabling the parties to come together and find common ground.
The resulting agreements are good for workers, good for employers and - most of all - important in enabling our Southern California ports to get back to work. Recognizing the great importance of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the local, regional and national economies, the harbor employers are pleased that cargo has once again begun moving. Our nation's economy depends on the ports, and these agreements pave the way for continued growth in the months and years ahead.
About the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association
The Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association is a not-for-profit association representing shipping agencies and terminal operators in Southern California. The Association assists its members in matters relating to the employment of ILWU Local 63 office clerical employees, including the administration of the labor contracts of member companies.