O’Malley praises longshoremen’s contract extension
ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is commending union dockworkers and port operators for averting a weekend strike or lockout by extending contract negotiations for another month. The Democratic governor said Friday that the Port of Baltimore is a major part of Maryland’s economy. He says he hopes the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime […]
Strike averted, for now, at East Coast ports
NEW YORK — A deal has been struck that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. A federal mediator announced Friday that an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen would be extended for another 30 days while negotiations continue. […]
Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports
BOSTON — Weeks after a critical West Coast port complex was crippled by a few hundred striking workers, the East Coast is bracing for a possible walkout numbering thousands that could close 15 ports from Massachusetts to Texas. The latest talks between shipping companies and dockworkers broke down Tuesday, less than two weeks before the […]
Eye Opener: Port fears longshoremen will strike
President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic party's nomination in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, saying he needs more time to fix the fragile national economy. Here's a few state government headlines to go along with that national news.