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Deal Reached to Avert
East Coast Port Strike

Fox Business Network, by Jennifer Booton

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/28/2012 1:23:18 PM

A major roadblock in the negotiations between the International Longshoremen´s Association and port employers has been overcome, averting a crippling strike that threatened to shut down 15 ports along the East and Gulf Coasts starting on Saturday. The container royalty payment, or the amount of money port workers receive based on the size of the containers coming into port, was the largest point of contention between the port workers´ union and the Maritime Alliance that represents port operators. The two reached an agreement regarding the royalty payment on Friday, a day before an existing contract was set to expire

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This just postpones the inevitable. The unions just never quit in their quest to cause mayhem and chaos.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/28/2012 2:24:51 PM     (No. 9087726)

You know Obama must have made a call to someone in the union to extend the contract, otherwise, why would they voluntarily agree to this? After all, the unions know the WH and the NLRB are in their corner. This is just a move to get Obama through the Fiscal Disturbance. Once that crisis has passed, he`ll deal with the longshoremen/port employers an I doubt the employers will like the outcome.

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