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Edward J. Zarach & Assoc. heartily welcomes the new labor agreement inked between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). As a critical six-year accord, this development ushers in an era of increased efficiency and productivity at the West Coast ports, significantly enhancing the supply chain dynamics.


Included in this wildly anticipated contract are several pivotal provisions such as:


  • An annual wage augmentation of 5% throughout the contract duration.
  • Enhanced health benefits for port employees.
  • Improved safety regulations to protect the workforce.
  • A robust commitment towards increased hiring and promotion of women and minority groups.


These provisions make the West Coast ports a more attractive workplace and ensure dedicated top-notch workforce retention. The direct beneficiary of this enhanced efficiency and productivity is our esteemed clientele who can expect reduced shipping delays and costs.


Zarach reminds our readers that the ILWU and PMA spent more than a year negotiating, and their unwavering dedication and hard work led to this transformative contract. We would be remiss if we didn’t also thank our customers for their patience through this process, steadfast support and faith in us, and continuously turning to Zarach for updates and advisement.


We at Edward J. Zarach & Assoc. see this new labor contract as a game-changer for the West Coast ports and the supply chain. We are enthusiastic about continuing to work alongside our partners, harnessing this positive development to provide our customers with superior service quality.


As we look forward to parties finalizing this contract to bolster port growth and service quality, we encourage anyone with queries about this new contract or its potential impact on the West Coast ports to contact us. We are more than willing to provide clarifications. Reach out today.