SEIU Local 1021 members rejected the port’s offer in April by a vote of 170-3 — and who could blame them? In their last contract, which expired in June 2011, union workers had already accepted a raft of cost-cutting measures.
The introduction of a pension payment and the loss of cost-of-living increases would amount to [...]
Several container ship lines have announced congestion surcharges that will take effect if East or Gulf coast ports are closed in connection with the International Longshoremen’s Association contract expiration.
The carriers are required to provide 30-day notice of the surcharges, which will be rescinded if the ports stay open.
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