Labor Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen issued the following statement today on the labor negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association: “I am extremely pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement.  The tentative agreement […]

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Breaking News 2012-12-29

Port Yorker Union has agreed to continue negotiations and delay possible strike for another 30 days! This is fantastic news. There will be no strike starting this weekend and we can continue loading cars and containers out of New York, Miami and Houston….

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Another port strike looming

As you may have already heard in the news, there is another labor dispute currently taking place, this time on the East and Gulf Coasts. The dispute is between the port workers union ILA and the port operators. There is a possibility that such a dispute will lead to a strike starting December 29th, 2012 […]

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More info on end of port strike

An agreement has been made between the Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbor Employers Association and the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union Local 63 Clerical Unit. Sailing delays, vessel changes and port omissions are expected due to the huge backlog the strike created. Arrangements are being made for the 17 diverted vessels that discharged containers […]

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