Pacific Maritime Association

Annual Report 2013

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On the Cover OOCL Canada prepares to depart Long Beach Container Terminal (left), where construction is underway on a fully automated terminal (above). The new terminal is expected to open in stages and be complete by 2020. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) The principal business of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is to negotiate and administer maritime labor agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The membership of the PMA consists of domestic carriers, international carriers and stevedores that operate in California, Oregon and Washington. The labor agreements the PMA negotiates on behalf of its members cover wages, employee benefits and conditions of employment for workers employed at longshore, marine clerk and walking boss/ foreman jobs. The Association processes weekly payrolls for workers and collects assessments on payroll hours and revenue cargo to fund employee benefits plans provided for by the ILWU-PMA labor agreements. PMA Mission To provide industry leadership to our member companies through innovative integrated labor relations, human resources and administrative services. Annual Report This award-winning report is written for the industry, its work- force, journalists and policy makers; it is published in March of each year. Archives are available online at

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