Monday, December 15, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
West Coast Port Labor Talks Intensify After Worker Slowdowns
Bargaining on a new contract for West Coast longshoremen has intensified after dockworkers who handle a majority of the nation’s cargo began selective slowdowns ahead of the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Shipping Lines, Union Blame Each Other for West Coast Port Congestion
Tension over prolonged labor talks between maritime shippers and the union representing 20,000 West Coast dockworkers has erupted in public as the two sides blamed each other for escalating cargo congestion at the two busiest U.S. container ports.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Worker Slowdown at Nation’s Busiest Port Prompts Plea to Obama
U.S. retailers appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene in contract negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and maritime companies after a work slowdown spread to the nation’s largest container hub ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Pacific Shippers Say Dockworker Slowdown Hits Seattle, Tacoma
Pacific Coast dockworkers negotiating a new labor agreement have begun a work slowdown in Seattle and Tacoma, management said, in the first large job action since their contract expired in July.
St. Lawrence Seaway Workers Go to Arbitration, Averting Strike
The union that represents workers along the St. Lawrence Seaway has agreed to take a contract dispute to arbitration, avoiding a strike that would have shut the waterway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Union Workers At U.S. West Coast Grain Terminals Approve Contract
Union workers who load grain at U.S. West Coast terminals will return to work on Wednesday after ratifying a four-year contract that included work rule changes and wage increases, the union said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Reach Tentative Agreement
Unionized port workers and a group of Pacific Northwest grain companies reached a tentative contract agreement, according to an announcement on Tuesday
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Labor Talks Push U.S. Ports Import Volume Towards 5-Year High
Imports into U.S. ports may hit a five-year high this month, as retailers rush in holiday goods to avoid potential disruptions as West Coast longshore workers negotiate a new contract.
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