Negotiators Make "Significant Progress" Toward New East and Gulf Coast Port Labor Agreement

This article was reprinted from the April 12 USDA Grain Transportation Report.

On March 23, 2018, the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL‐CIO (ILA), and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), announced they have made significant progress on terms for a Six‐Year Master Contract. 

During a two-day meeting, some 50 negotiators from the two sides worked on Master Contract items. 

Their goal was to present a complete contract package to the full ILA Wage Scale Delegates, sometime in the near future. 

A ratification vote will then be scheduled for the thousands of ILA members
working at ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. 

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