Baltimore Port Strike in Third Day

October 18, 2013

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A strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association continues for a third day at the Port of Baltimore, crippling freight operations.

The walkout is due to a dispute over a labor contract for workers at the facility. Other ports along the East Coast and Gulf Coast have not been affected. Earlier this year a new master contract was approved for East Coast and Gulf Coast port longshoremen.

A total of about 1,000 workers are on strike with the ILA, along with those from three other unions representing port workers.

Longshoremen have filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board while employers claim strikers are violating a “no-strike” clause in the master contract.

According to an interview with the Maryland Port Authority by WJZ-TV, the Port of Baltimore leads the nation in total exports and imports of automobiles.

An arbitration meeting between the ILA local and employers was set for Friday.

You can read more from the Journal of Commerce.


  1. 1. Chris [ October 18, 2013 @ 04:29PM ]

    Someone should ask these guys how much they are currently making per hour and how many hours they actually work every week. You'd be suprised. $50 + an hour for most of them....


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