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Tentative contract is reached by ILA, USMX

Tentative contract is reached by ILA, USMX to avert Feb. 7 strike at 14 U.S. ports Final deal contingent on ratification process, negotiation of local pacts. The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and waterfront management last Friday night reached a tentative agreem
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USEC Container Cliff in View Again

Wednesday week [February 6] in theory marks the last day of the extended US east coast dock labour contract talks; it will coincide with one of the busiest periods for the 15 container ports from Boston to Huston ahead of the Chinese new year factory shutdowns. The port employers repr
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ILA Talks at a Standstill Over Royalties

Failure of the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance to extend their contract negotiations raises the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end. “I think we’ll be on strike,” ILA President Harold Daggett saida
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