NEW YORK Members of the
International Longshoremens Association (ILA) have
"overwhelmingly" approved a new master contract with the U.S.
Maritime Alliance (USMX), the alliance said April 10. The
contract covers some 14,500 workers at East and Gulf coast
The USMX, which represents
employers of the East and Gulf Coast longshore industry, is
scheduled to vote on the ratification agreement April 17. The
six-year contract was tentatively agreed upon in mid-March
(amm.com, March 14).
In addition, ILA workers at the Port of New York and New
Jersey, the largest on the East Coast, ratified a new local
contract with the New York Shipping Association by a
three-to-one vote, the USMX said.