ILA may strike at East Coast, Gulf ports

Dec 11, 2012 | 04:18 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  International Longshoremen's Association, ILA, ports strike, Ricky Kunz, steel shipments, Port of Houston Authority, Harold Daggett, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — With a longshoremen’s union contract set to expire Dec. 29, talk of a potential work stoppage along the East and Gulf coasts is heating up.

The president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, Harold Daggett, has been granted authority to call for a strike if negotiations aren’t completed by the end of the month. "I ask all of you that if management continues to take a hard-line approach with us these next two days, to allow me to fight that fight,"....

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