West Coast dockworker contracts expire soon

West Coast dockworker contracts expire soon

The six-year contract representing dockworkers from San Diego to Seattle ends today.

Both the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the association that represents shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports have promised to keep negotiating past 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday, when the current six-year contract ends.

Indeed, no resolution is expected for weeks, with tough issues including whether workers should shoulder more of the hefty cost of health care yet to be resolved.

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