After their normal nasty exchanges, both the ILWU and the PMA have decided to take a break from “big table” negotiations until the Monday after Thanksgiving. ILWU-Extended-Thanksgiving-Break-Release
According to Twitter, the ILWU offered to work up to November 27th and PMA did not reply, so they decided to leave yesterday.
If you are sitting across the table from each other, how do you not get an reply?
PMA is sitting on their thumbs and doing nothing to force the ILWU to continue to bargain.
Where did these guys learn to negotiate?
Actually this is sort of interesting, now the whole world can see how the PMA deals, or doesn’t deal, with the mighty ILWU.
Why are the “little table” guys still working, while the “big table” guys go home?
Most of the longshoremen, no, all the longshoremen, I know, feel none of their negotiators should leave any of the tables until they have an agreement. They feel Big Bob should lead by example and work non-stop until he gets an agreement.
Be that as it may, all the longshoreman will do what ever their Union leaders ask of them, whether they agree or not. That is why the ILWU is a powerful force.
Maybe some guidance is in order?