Tentative Agreement Reached Between PMA And ILWU On Health Benefits


The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on health benefits terms, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations.

It should be noted that the maintenance of health benefits (MOB) is an important part of the contract negotiated between the employers represented by the PMA and the workers represented by the ILWU.

The contract, which is still being negotiated, covers more than 22,000 longshore workers at 29 US West Coast ports.

The previous agreement expired on the first day of July.

Talks started on May 10 and are continuing on other issues.

The terms of this tentative agreement will not be discussed as negotiations continue.

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