Nation’s retailers are fed up with labor disruptions

The ILA and USMX are scheduled to meet for another round of contract negotiations this week.
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
December 10, 2012 - LM Editorial

To understand just how frustrated shippers have become with stalled labor/management talks, one need only read the latest plea for reason.

A coalition of U.S. manufacturers, farmers, wholesalers, retailers, and transportation and logistics providers – organized by the National Retail Federation – sent a letter to International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. Chairman and CEO James Capo “to urge both parties to make every attempt possible at reaching an agreement on a new contract beginning with this week’s scheduled negotiating session.”

The ILA and USMX are scheduled to meet for another round of contract negotiations this week.

The coalition letter was signed by close to 70 different organizations and associations, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association, American Farm Bureau, National Association of Manufacturers, Toy Industry Association and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

To read the letter in its entirety, please click here or visit: https://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Documents&op=showlivedoc&sp_id=7408.



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