ILA

By Jeff Berman · February 4, 2016
While the PMA-ILWU dispute was settled last spring, a new port-related labor issue popped up on the East Coast last week, when a labor dispute on Friday, January 29 occurred when union members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, walked off the docks at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest East Coast port and second largest U.S. port.
By Jeff Berman · April 10, 2013
ILA membership signs off on six-year Master Contract with USMX.
By Jeff Berman · March 29, 2013
The terms were previously not available, but on March 19 ILA President Harold J. Daggett penned a letter to all ILA members covered by the Master Contract, with details on the new six-year contract from October 1, 2012-September 30, 2018.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
A little more than one month after coming to terms on a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, which was preceded by months of difficult negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have officially approved the agreement for a successor Master Agreement, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
By Jeff Berman · February 4, 2013
Following months of acrimonious negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.
By Jeff Berman · January 30, 2013
Time is running out for ILA-USMX labor contract negotiations.
By LM Staff · January 17, 2013
Even though negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, occurred this week, details of what was discussed remain scant.
By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2012
With a December 29 deadline looming in Master Contract labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, the United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) said that the concerns were at the negotiating table this week.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2012
The parties are making good progress on a number of difficult issues at the full committee and subcommittee levels, according to FMCS.
By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2012
With yesterday’s news that the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have achieved a détente of sorts in their ongoing labor negotiations, having reached a 90-day extension through December 29, with help from the United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, this development provides hope that an actual labor strike can be averted altogether.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2012
The prospect of a strike at United States East and Gulf Coast-based ports, which was widely expected in freight transportation logistics circles in recent weeks at the end of September, is on hold—for now, at least.
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2012
United States Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen said that upon the FMCS’s request ILA and USMX “have agreed to resume negotiations under our auspices during the week of September 17, 2012.”
By Jeff Berman · September 5, 2012
While there are no new major developments in the ongoing stalemate in labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, that has not slowed down the public exchanges between the two parties as shippers Peak Season plans for moving cargo in and out of East and Gulf Coast ports hang in the balance.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2012
NITL chief tells LaHood that his members—many of whom are responsible for making freight transportation decisions using all modes in both the U.S. and globally —would be adversely impacted by any shutdown of the nation’s ports.
By Jeff Berman · August 27, 2012
In a letter to ILA President Harold Daggett and USMX Chairman and CEO James Capo, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said that the NRF is urging both parties to immediately resume contract negotiations, with the September 30 deadline creeping up.

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