Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson and Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero congratulated the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for their ratification of the six-year contract between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.

Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson

“We applaud the ILWU members for approving the new labor agreement with the PMA that will benefit 22,000 workers across 29 ports. This contract ensures the stability and success of our ports, which are a driving economic engine for our city, state and national economy.

“This agreement will bolster the global competitiveness of the Port of Long Beach while expanding job opportunities for residents throughout Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles region. We value our port employees and our industry partners, and we are committed to working alongside the ILWU, PMA and our port leadership to make our Port the nation’s leading commercial gateway.’’

Port of Long Beach CEO Mario Cordero

“The Port of Long Beach congratulates the International Longshore and Warehouse Union membership on ratifying the new labor agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association.

“The contract ratification will have a hugely beneficial impact to the U.S. economy, which depends on our ports and the trade they facilitate. The goods movement workforce and terminal operators provide the top-notch service that brings cargo from around the world to our docks. We’re proud to partner with the ILWU and PMA to move cargo through the nation’s largest trade gateway here in the San Pedro Bay.

“This contract will pave the way for the San Pedro Bay ports complex to competitively and sustainably keep the nation’s cargo and the nation’s economy moving.”