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174 Trade Associations Urge Settlement in West Coast Port Talks

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Washington—A coalition of 174 local, state and federal trade associations joined together to send the leaders of International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association today, urging the two sides to renew their commitment to completing their contract negotiations, which are now being overseen by federal mediators. The multi-industry/multi-stakeholder …

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Supply Chain Stakeholders Call on President to Engage in West Coast Ports Contract Dispute

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Washington—Pressure is stepping up on the Obama administration to get involved in the West Cost port labor contract. Today more than 160 national, state and local trade associations and organizations – representing the interests of the global supply chain and local communities–wrote to President Obama to urge the administration’s immediate …

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Growing List of Shareholders Urge Action on Agreement for West Coast Ports

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Washington—Retailers are getting restless. It’s all about the continuing negotiations over a new labor agreement to resolve the congestion issues that affect West Coast ports. Since the Western ports account for the majority of import cargo, retailers are concerned that the talks linger on. Meanwhile container traffic up as concern …