Posts tagged Port Authority

    After years of working without contracts, unions strike deals with Port Authority

    September 28, 2022 // Most of the agreements are covering the past 11 years, a time period where employees worked without a new contract and did not receive basic pay increases to keep pace with the cost of living. The new approved contracts cover 13 to 14 years, based on the union, with the longest one an almost 15-year contract with the Railway Independent Transit Union, covering a period from February 17, 2011 to December 10, 2025.

    West Coast port union, employers say no plan for strike or lockout

    June 16, 2022 // The news came just hours before the nation’s busiest ocean trade gateway in Los Angeles, which employs the lion’s share of West Coast port workers, reported near record imports for May. Import volumes at the Port of Los Angeles are easing from the levels seen during the throes of the pandemic, when home-bound shoppers binged on everything from exercise equipment to garden supplies. Still, they remain about 20% above normal Lisa Baertlein