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February 4, 2013

Strike Averted at East and Gulf Coast Ports

A looming strike at East and Gulf Coast ports has been avoided as the months-long labor negotiations finally reached a tentative agreement. Late Friday, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen, who has been moderating the negotiations since last year, issued a statement indicating that a tentative agreement had been reached regarding the Master Agreement between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association.

January 11, 2013

Retail Imports to Increase 2.3% in January as Port Strike Threat Continues

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.3% in January over the same month last year as retailers continue to urge labor and management to avoid a strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast docks. This report is according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates

December 17, 2012

NRF Urges President Obama to Intervene in Port Negotiations

The National Retail Federation sent a letter to President Obama to express the retail industry's growing concern about the possibility of a contract agreement not being reached between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

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