Today just before noon, the ILWU responded to PMA’s request for federal mediation.
Big Bob’s big move is to ask to negotiate with the PMA Board of Directors. Wow.
Does he not understand that in the world of big time negotiations; they field their team and you field yours?
Which one of the Directors would he like to talk with, because they will all say the same thing as their representative, Jim McKenna?
Does he not get it? The message will be the same no matter who delivers it.
Time for the PMA to get on with it, unless they want to dance with Big Bob for 2 years like the Grain Employers.
Unfortunately, apparently PMA is content to play footsy with the ILWU, based on their response to the above news release.
PMA can renew their call for Federal Mediation till the cows come home, it ain’t going to happen.
PMA Employers are still making lots on money and so are the longshoremen.
What will it take to get PMA to make the next move, and implement or lockout and bring this to conclusion?
Implementation, sounds very reasonable based on PMA’s “no takeaways” robust compensation package.
What are they waiting for? Permission from the ILWU?