Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbor Employers Association


Date: Tue, Dec 4th, 2012

Employers Reach Agreement with OCU

OCU Pickets to Come Down; Longshoremen to Return to Work

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 4, 2012, 11:00 p.m. PST) - The negotiating teams representingemployers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released the followingstatement regarding the status of negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU"):

Representatives of the harbor employers and OCU officers reached agreement tonight on terms of a new labor contract, ending the OCU's eight-day strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  Longshoremen who had been honoring the pickets will return to work in the morning.

The harbor employers are grateful for the efforts of the elected and community leaders who assisted the parties in reaching an agreement.  Thousands of workers who had been left without work will now be able to return to their jobs and keep cargo moving in the harbor community.

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are a critical economic gateway for the nation.  The harbor employers look forward to resuming operations to help the ports grow and maintain their vital role in the economic welfare of the community, region, and nation. 

About the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association

The Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association is a not-for-profit association representing shipping agencies and terminal operators in Southern California. The Association assists its members in matters relating to the employment of ILWU Local 63 office clerical employees, including the administration of the labor contracts of member companies
Link: http://www.harboremployers.com/web/news/press/details/?LOS-ANGELES-LONG-BEACH-WATERFRONT-LABOR-NEGOTIATIONS-UPDATE-65