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East and Gulf Coast Port Workers Reach Agreement

Monday, March 18, 2013

(American Meat Institute)After months of negotiations, representatives from the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Association (USMX) have agreed on a six-year contract for East and Gulf Coast dockworkers. The contract will now to go the members of the ILA and USMX for full ratification. East and Gulf Coast ports cover about 45 percent of U.S. waterborne trade and generate an average of 30,000 truck shipments daily.

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