Strike threat looms over US automation
Prospects for a dockers’ strike on the US east and Gulf coasts at the end of September now look more likely after wage negotiations broke down on Wednesday between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the US Maritime Alliance (USMX).
The ILA, the powerful trade union that represents some 15,000 dockers at 14 major ports from Maine to Texas, and employer body USMX were scheduled to begin a three-day bargaining session to build on apparently fruitful talks that were adjourned...
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