March 11, 2015

Shippers, carriers, longshoremen, businesses and consumers alike can breathe a sigh of relief in light of the tentative deal the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached on Feb. 20.

February 23, 2015

A labor dispute that had reduced the 29 West Coast ports which handle close to half the consumer cargo in the U.S. down to 50%-60% capacity appears to be over.

February 20, 2015

The National Retail Federation called for President Obama to become involved in the ongoing contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) if a deal is not reached.

February 17, 2015

The National Retail Federation is welcoming the direct involvement of Labor Secretary Tom Perez in the ongoing dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

February 12, 2015

As the Pacific Maritime Association prepares to shut down U.S. West Coast ports from Feb. 13-16, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is issuing a public statement asking for direct White House intervention.

February 11, 2015

Shipping operations will be suspended at U.S. West Coast ports over the coming long weekend, the Pacific Maritime Association announced Wednesday.

February 9, 2015

Port management temporarily halted vessel loading and unloading operations at West Coast ports the weekend of Feb. 7-8.

February 5, 2015

A breakdown in contract negotiations between labor and management at America’s west coast ports is threatening to turn a work slowdown into a full-scale strike, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) warned.

October 20, 2014

A group of 104 national, state and local organizations--representing farmers, manufacturers, retailers, transportation providers and others--signed a letter urging the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) “to quickly conclude a new labor agreement...to allay growing concerns of thousands of businesses who rely on West Coast ports for orderly and timely supply chain operations.”

August 25, 2014

The president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Sandy Kennedy, has sent a letter to the heads of the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union urging them to remain focused on securing a new, long-term contract in the immediate future to ensure stability at the west coast ports.

April 15, 2014

Rite Aid pharmacy workers in 77 stores across the state of Michigan have voted to ratify a new, three-year agreement negotiated by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876, and the Rite Aid Bargaining Committee.

February 8, 2013

The National Retail Federation expressed disappointment over the failure of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Harbor Employers Association to reach a contract agreement.

June 13, 2011

Local 1-S of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union announced that more than 4,000 union workers at Macy's Manhattan flagship and three other New York locations have voted to strike if a new contract is not reached by midnight on Wednesday.

January 28, 2010

Denver-area union workers for the Albertsons grocery chain have voted unanimously to ratify a new...

October 20, 2009

Safeway said Wednesday that little progress has been made in talks between the grocer and...

October 6, 2009

A union representing Colorado grocery workers says members statewide have voted to reject the latest...

August 12, 2008

The Kroger Co. said Wednesday it reached a tentative deal with the United Foods &...

August 10, 2008

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two cases stemming from Wal-Mart’s controversial...

June 25, 2008

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has urged Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy to meet...

March 2, 2008

The Kroger Co. on Monday said union members in Memphis ratified a new contract with...

December 27, 2007

Roseville, Calif. A union of supermarket workers said Friday it voted to approve a new...

December 2, 2007

Pleasanton, Calif. Safeway and UFCW Northern California unions announced that they have reached an agreement....

October 30, 2005

Cincinnati, The Kroger...

October 30, 2005

Cincinnati, The Kroger...