The Looming Port Strike - A Perspective Not Likely to Be Told By Labor ...

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  1. jasperdog

    jasperdog Member

    Jul 25, 2009
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  2. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

    Jun 18, 2012
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    Port Strike

    Of course its the big bad union that has caused our country to spiral into the worst economy ever. Port of Long Beach, where I offer my services, is the biggest in the country and serves every single business that imports and exports. Billions of business dollars focuses through our ports. There will never be a shortage of jobs, we offer plenty for those who are willing to work hard, and we do. I don't give any credibility to this liberal written, dooms day alarmist.

    Come spend a day with me on my boat. Toooooot

    Push Hard, Press Forward
  3. tankercaptain

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    Jun 28, 2012
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    Statement by FMCS Director George H. Cohen on the East Coast Ports Labor Negotiations

    Release Date: 12/28/2012

    FMCS Director George H. Cohen issued the following statement today on the the United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen's Association labor negotiations:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — "I am extremely pleased to announce that the parties have reached the agreements set forth below as a result of a mediation session conducted by myself and my colleague Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director for Mediation Services, on Thursday, December 27, 2012:

    "The container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle by the parties, subject to achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. The parties have further agreed to an additional extension of 30 days (i.e., until midnight, January 28, 2013) during which time the parties shall negotiate all remaining outstanding Master Agreement issues, including those relating to New York and New Jersey. The negotiation schedule shall be set by the FMCS after consultation with the parties.”

    "Given that negotiations will be continuing and consistent with the Agency’s commitment of confidentiality to the parties, FMCS shall not disclose the substance of the container royalty payment agreement. What I can report is that the agreement on this important subject represents a major positive step toward achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. While some significant issues remain in contention, I am cautiously optimistic that they can be resolved in the upcoming 30-day extension period.”

    "On behalf of our Agency, I want to thank the parties, especially ILA President Harold Daggett and USMX Chairman & CEO James Capo, for their ongoing adherence to the collective bargaining process, which has enabled them to avoid the imminent deadline for a work stoppage that could have economically disruptive nationwide implications.”
  4. Lynpar

    Lynpar Member

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    This has been interesting to watch from the perspective of a parent with a cadet on a ship, on the east coast, in between ports.

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