Longshoremen in New York and New Jersey Reach Labor Agreement With New York Shippers Association

by Colonel on March 9, 2013

“Longshoremen in New York and New Jersey, who handle shipments at the largest port on the U.S. East Coast, have reached a tentative six-year labor agreement with the New York Shippers Association, both sides said on Thursday.

The negotiations ended with a deal just before a Friday deadline. A spokesman for the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) confirmed there was a deal with port terminal operators and shippers, but declined to provide details.

Witnesses told Reuters that the mediation appeared tense, with screaming and, at one point, talk of a potential walk-out.

America’s ports have been the scene of a series of increasingly heated struggles between port workers and their employers on the East, West and Gulf coasts in recent months centering on pay, workplace efficiency and automation.

” — (Reporting by Hilary Russ; Additional reporting by Edith Honan. Editing by Andre Grenon), Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

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