Special ALERT: Port Strike Averted – ILA & USMX Reach Tentative Agreement
A port strike that would have effectively shut down 14 ports along the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. has been averted.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced late Friday (February 1st) that both the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement.
In a statement by Director George H. Cohen of FMCS, “The tentative agreement is subject to the ratification procedures of both parties and, as well, to agreements being achieved in a number of local union negotiations. Those local negotiations are ongoing and will continue without interruption to any port operation.”
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