ILA Considering One-Day Work Stoppage for East and Gulf Coast Ports

Although no date has been set and no firm details are available, the International Longshoremen’s Association has begun to lay the groundwork for a one-day work stoppage at ILA ports from Houston to Maine. 

The ILA hopes to draw attention to two issues affecting its members: the activities of the Waterfront Commission in the ports of New York & New Jersey and the use of state employees instead of union workers for certain functions at the South Carolina Ports Authority.  A stoppage affecting this many ports, even if only for one day, would certainly have a substantial impact on cargo flows. 

As details become available, Shapiro will continue to keep you informed.