Longshore labor force

We work with our longshore labor partners to ensures the Port runs safely and efficiently moves your cargo. ILWU Local 23 labor force employs about 1,500 people.

ILWU Local 23 holiday schedule

3rd Monday in January - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of terminal operators, terminals may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

Feb. 12 - Lincoln's Birthday
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of terminal operators, terminals may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

3rd Monday in February - Presidents Day holiday
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of terminal operators, terminals may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

March 31 - Cesar Chavez' Birthday
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of Port Operations, the Port may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

Last Monday in May - Memorial Day
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of Port Operations, the Port may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

July 4 - Independence Day
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of terminal operators, terminals may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

July 5 - Bloody Thursday
No work day. Terminals closed. Normal work day for Port Customer Service.

July 28 - Harry Bridges' Birthday
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of terminal operators, terminals may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

1st Monday in September - Labor Day
No work day. Terminals and Port Customer Service closed.

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Normal work day, but at overtime rate. **At the discretion of terminal operators, terminals may be open or closed based upon the volume of cargo.

4th Thursday in November - Thanksgiving
No work day. Terminals closed from 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to 7 a.m. the following day.

Dec. 24 and 25 - Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day
Dec. 25 is a no work day. Terminals closed from 3 p.m. Dec. 24 to 7 a.m. Dec. 26. 

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 - New Year's Eve Day and New Year's Day
Jan. is a no work day. Terminals closed from 3 p.m. Dec. 31 to 7 a.m. Jan. 2.

Contact ILWU Local 23

www.ilwu23.org
1306 Alexander Avenue East
Fife, WA 98424
Phone: 253-272-6600

Fax: 253-383-5612