NEW YORK Members of the
U.S. Maritime Alliance Ltd. (USMX) ratified a new six-year
master contract with the International Longshoremens
Association (ILA) on April 17, eight days after the union
approved the new agreement (
amm.com, April 10).
ILA members at 11 of the 14 East and Gulf coast ports
involved in the bargaining process also approved separate local
agreements last week, USMX said.