Friday, December 28, 2012

Massive East Coast Port Strike Averted

A possible strike by 14,500 longshoremen at 14 major East Coast ports has been averted, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FCMS) announced today.  The main issue of contention between the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance was container royalties, payments made to workers based on how much cargo they handle.

In a statement today, George H. Cohen, director of the FCMS, announced the strike, set to begin on December 30, would not go forward….

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