« Back | LOS ANGELES / LONG BEACH WATERFRONT LABOR NEGOTIATIONS UPDATEDate: Wed, Feb 20th, 2013
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 20, 2013) - John Fageaux, lead negotiator for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and Stephen Berry, lead negotiator for the employers of the OCU at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, jointly released the following statement:
Tonight, OCU bargaining units voted and agreed to ratify the terms of tentative agreements reached with the Harbor Employers Association member companies on December 4, 2012. The contracts for the roughly 600 office clerical workers and the 14 employers at the ports will run through June 30, 2016.
The approved agreements, to be finalized in coming days, are good for workers, good for employers and - most of all - important in ensuring smooth operations at our Southern California ports. Our local, regional and national economies depend on these ports, and the agreements ratified tonight pave the way for continued growth in the years ahead.