5 Things to Know About Longshoremen Negotiations - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

5 Things to Know About Longshoremen Negotiations

Posted:

The Associated Press
  
The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance agreed Friday to a 30-day contract extension, averting a potential strike Sunday by more than 14,000 dockworkers that could have brought commerce at major ports along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to a near-standstill. Five things to know about the talks:
  
1. PORTS INVOLVED
  
Boston; New York-New Jersey; Philadelphia area; Baltimore; Hampton Roads, Va.; Wilmington, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla.; the Miami area; Tampa, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans; and Houston.
  
2. THE DEADLINE
  
The contract expires at midnight on Jan. 28, now that the two sides agreed to a second contract extension. Federal mediators are involved, and the White House has urged dockworkers and shipping companies to reach an agreement as quickly as possible.
  
3. KEY ISSUE
  
A key sticking point until Friday was a Maritime Alliance proposal to freeze royalties workers get for every container they unload, which the union opposed. Federal mediators say this issue has been resolved but did not provide details.
  
4. GOODS THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED
  
A wide range of items transported in containers on ships, including things like flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels.
  
5. GOODS THAT AREN'T AFFECTED
  
Items including military cargo, mail, automobiles and perishables such as food.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Greenwood Elementary School Cuts Ribbon for New Playground

    Greenwood Elementary School Cuts Ribbon for New Playground

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-11-14 17:43:21 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-11-14 17:43:21 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    The Somerset County community gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon for a new playground. The old playground was ruined after it caught fire in July due to arson.More
    The Somerset County community gathered Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon for a new playground. The old playground was ruined after it caught fire in July due to arson.More
  • NASA Wallops Rocket Launch Rescheduled for Friday

    NASA Wallops Rocket Launch Rescheduled for Friday

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 11:06 AM EST2018-11-14 16:06:14 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-11-14 16:28:26 GMT
    The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft aboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Joel KowskyThe Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft aboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
    The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft aboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Joel KowskyThe Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft aboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
    An unmanned cargo rocket originally set to blast off Thursday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station has been postponed to Friday morning due to the poor weather forecast.More
    An unmanned cargo rocket originally set to blast off Thursday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station has been postponed to Friday morning due to the poor weather forecast. More
  • Pickup Truck Driver Killed After Bus Collision Near Cheswold

    Pickup Truck Driver Killed After Bus Collision Near Cheswold

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-11-14 14:51:57 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-11-14 16:28:11 GMT
    A 42-year-old man from Kenton, Delaware died after his pickup truck collided with a tour bus near Cheswold late Tuesday night.More
    A 42-year-old man from Kenton, Delaware died after his pickup truck collided with a tour bus near Cheswold late Tuesday night. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices