ILA urges members to cancel one-day stoppages at US ports

ILA urges members to cancel one-day stoppages at US ports

Leadership of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has advised its members to cancel planned one-day industrial action at US East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.

The action had been called for to protest over job losses. It had envisaged shutdown of ports and a march to Washington.

Instead ILA President Harold Daggett hopes to lead a union delegation to meet with members of the US Congress to convey those jobs concerns.

Last week’s announcement of possible strike action had come as a surprise considering that the ILA has been in early talks with employers group the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) to negotiate a new master contract. The existing contract expires on September 30, 2018.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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