Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka argued for a “crucial” West Coast labor contract while describing last week’s longshore shutdown of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a “pause.”
In 2023, resistance to automation is a factor delaying a new contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). It is instructive to recall that back in 1960 the ILWU, under its founding President Harry Bridges, helped trail-blaze mechanization (and containerization) at U.S. West Coast ports.
Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AGTC) Executive Director Peter Friedmann has again warned that the lack of a West Coast labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) could be “dangerous” and “permanent.”
As the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions gains momentum, the undercurrent of seismic cultural shifts is creating a challenging business landscape for energy companies to flourish. Indeed, varied energy-specific concerns continue to dominate the news cycle—both intra-industry related to technology modernization, scalability, adaptability, generational recruitment and more as well as environmental, societal, and cultural issues of consumer resonance.