ILA CONTRACT

ILA CONTRACT

Honestly, it is anyone's guess if the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) will have an agreement by the September 30th contract expiration. But, the general...

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ILA UPDATE

ILA UPDATE

In March 2023, International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) President Harold Daggett instructed the local unions to cease contract negations covering local benefits and work rules. In a turn of events, Daggett has...

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LABOR PAINS

LABOR PAINS

It certainly has been the summer of discontent as it relates to waterfront labor and their employer counterparts. Both the west coast and east coast have seen their share of issues: 1) The International Longshore &...

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BACK AT IT

BACK AT IT

After negotiations broke off in December over automation, the International Longshore Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) are back at the table and are, reportedly, making good progress on...

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East Coast Labor Issues

East Coast Labor Issues

We’re not sure if we take solace in the fact that Oakland is not alone in its troubles or not.  The Port of Baltimore suffered through a three-day longshore labor strike last month.  As you may recall, this past...

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