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Time for Waterfront Commission to Stand Down

Larry Willis

Often we see labor and management on different sides of workplace issues, especially when it comes to the implementation of a new collective bargaining agreement. It was thus somewhat unusual to see the Longshoremen (ILA) union and its employer representative—the New York Shipping Association (NYSA)—come together to sue the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor over the commission’s heavy-handed tactics designed to derail a hiring plan worked out by labor and management.

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Dredge Workers, Tug Captains Choose MM&P

Weeks Marine photo

Hopper dredge crews at Weeks Marine in New Jersey and Navy tugboat captains in the Pacific Northwest have recently voted to join the Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P).

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ILA Members Ratify New 6-Year Agreement

ILA Members Ratify New 6-Year Agreement

The more than 14,000 waterfront workers at 15 East and Gulf Coast ports have ratified a new six-year master agreement between the Longshoremen (ILA) and the port employer group the United States Maritime Alliance.

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Longshoremen Reach East Coast Port Deal

ILA photo

The Longshoremen (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance have reached a tentative agreement covering some 14,000 workers in 15 East Coast ports, the Federal Mediation Service and Conciliation (FMCS) announced late Friday. The two sides had faced a Feb. 6 strike deadline.

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Longshoremen Strike Delayed for 30 Days as Agreement Sought‏

Photo of Boston port containers courtesy JimboRocks

temporary deal has been reached between the Longshoremen (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMA) that will delay for 30 days a strike that was scheduled to start Sunday. The strike would have shut down East Coast ports from Boston to Miami, with 14,000 workers taking part. A strike will start at midnight Jan. 28 if a deal isn't reached by then.

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African American Delegation Arriving Now in Alabama

Brenda Loya in AFL-CIO Media Affairs sends us this from Alabama, where she will report on the delegation of African American labor and civil rights leaders as they investigate Alabama’s recently passed anti-immigrant law. Follow the delegation here.

With the passage of H.B. 56, Alabama has taken a huge step backward, into the 1950s. Today, an African American delegation of labor and civil rights leaders traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to help shed a light on what is seen as one of the harshest immigration laws in the country and how it invokes inhumanity reminiscent of the Jim Crow South.

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