In 2011, the Panama Canal Pilots’ Union affiliated with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and, since 1999, has been affiliated with the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).
We are a nonprofit organization which represents the more than 250 Panama Canal pilots. The Panama Canal Pilots’ Association is affiliated to the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA).
Labor organization which represents all Panama Canal pilots on labor-management relations with the Panama Canal Authority. Established in 1919 as Local 27 of the American Association of Masters, Mates and Pilots, at which time it included, in addition to pilots, the masters and mates of all Canal floating equipment. Two years later, on January 31, 1921, the pilots decided to organize our own local, and on this date, Local 30 received its charter from the National Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots.