Longshoreman Agreement

In the 1920s, workers in global industry had attempted to organize coastal workers, sailors, and fishermen. A number of former IWW members and other activists, such as Harry Bridges, an Australian-born sailor who became a Longshoreman after arriving in the United States, soon joined the International Longshoremen`s Association, when the passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act in 1933 caused an explosion of ILA union membership under the West Coast sowns. The longshore contract, resulting from the 2002 negotiations, expired on 1 July 2008. The ILWU and PMA reached an interim agreement in July 2008 on a new six-year contract at Longshore. In the following weeks, THE MEMBERS OF THE ILE approved the new treaty. Harry Bridges led the union from 1934 to 1977. .