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ILA Negotiations to Resume the Week of September 17

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director George H. Cohen announced today that upon the request of the FMCS, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) have agreed to resume negotiations under FMCS auspices during the week of September 17, 2012. 

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East and Gulf Coast Contract Update

On Tuesday evening, August 28, over 700 ILA members from Local 1804-1 unanimously gave its president, Dennis A. Daggett, the authority to recommend and call for a strike if that action becomes necessary when the current Master Contract expires on September 30, 2012.  The current President of the International and Dennis Daggett’s father, Harold J. Daggett, was in attendance at Local 1804-1’s vote.

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Potential ILA Strike Update

The Journal of Commerce reported that negotiations for a new International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) contract covering dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast ports broke down suddenly this afternoon.  The current master contract expires on September 30.

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Hong Kong and South China brace for typhoon

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Typhoon Kai Tak veered closer to the financial hub of Hong Kong late on Thursday, prompting the local observatory to raise the No. 8 tropical cyclone warning signal as some port operations were disrupted along with local transport services.

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USDA Releases Container Availability Report

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released the first Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report designed to alert exporters about possible surpluses or shortages of marine containers at 18 inland intermodal load points.

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CBP Begins Retroactive Billing of Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF)

Customs and Border Protection has begun the retroactive MPF billing process for merchandise entered October 1, 2011 through November 4, 2011.  The retroactive increase affects over 650,000 entry summaries, and CBP will process the bills in batches from June to September 2012.

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Canadian Pacific Suspends Service After Strike

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Canadian Pacific Railway service has been suspended after union workers began a strike early Wednesday.

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Labor Minister Attempts to Prevent Canadian Pacific Strike

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Canadian Labor Minister Lisa Raitt plans to meet with representatives of Canadian Pacific and a railroad union today in an effort to prevent a looming strike. 

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Port truckers stage protest at Port Klang

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PORT KLANG: Thousands of container truck drivers stopped transporting goods for two hours to protest against depot operators in Northport and Westport.

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ILWU Dockworkers Can Honor Clerks’ Pickets, Arbitrator Rules

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The West Coast arbitrator who adjudicates labor disputes involving the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers on Wednesday ruled dockworkers in Los Angeles-Long Beach would not violate their contract if they honor a picket line established by office clerical workers in Southern California.

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