Statement by Acting Secretary Su after tentative agreement reached between International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association
WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su released the following statement after a tentative agreement was reached today between leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association:
“This afternoon, the leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached a tentative agreement covering 22,000 workers and 29 West Coast ports, demonstrating once again that collective bargaining — though sometimes difficult — works.
“Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the leadership of the ILWU and the PMA, the tentative agreement delivers important stability for workers, for employers and for our country’s supply chain. This important milestone is welcome news to all, and on behalf of President Biden, we are pleased to congratulate both parties on what they have achieved.”