eNews • September 19, 2018
Promoting a Cost-Effective, Reliable and Competitive Transportation System

Employers ratify 'fair and equitable' ILA contract

Members of the United States Maritime Alliance Ltd. (USMX) voted September 10th to ratify a new six year master contract with the International Longshoremen's Association.

USMX represents employers of ILA members along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast and includes container carriers, marine terminal operators and port associations as members.

The approval came five days after ILA members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the new contract.

"We are pleased with the outcome of this USMX ratification of what we consider to be a fair and equitable contract benefiting not only our members, the BCOs and supply chain partners, but also for the ILA and their families," said David F. Adam, chairman and chief executive officer of USMX. "Most importantly, it will allow us to continue moving and growing our cargo and will ensure continued labor peace in our ports."

Since 1977, USMX and its predecessor organizations have successfully negotiated 10 new contracts with the ILA without a coast?wide work stoppage.

The new master contract will take effect Oct. 1 and will run through Sept. 30, 2024.

Source: American Shipper

The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

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