The ILWU contends the following chart is misleading as it only looks at the most skilled union workers but it still reflects an amazing level of pay for a group that had their largest pay rises in years after successive labor disputes late last year.
Some job classifications guarantee 50 hours of pay each week for 40 hours of work. Marine clerks, steady foremen and steady crane drivers are guaranteed 50 hours of pay when they work 40 hours in a week, the report stated. About 30 percent of the ILWU work force was paid 2,600 or more hours in 2014, according to the PMA. For more information see http://www.pmanet.org/the-ilwu-workforce