TGA Urges Biden to Keep Parties at Table and Ensure No Disruptions in West Coast Port Labor Contract Negotiations

On July 1, TGA joined 157 groups in urging President Biden to keep the parties to the West Coast port labor contract negotiations at the table until a new deal is reached without engaging in disruptions. The current contract expired July 1. On July 1, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced, “While there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached…”