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More than 1,000 dockworker assignments were filled Sunday at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, more than double the number of recent Sundays. More than 2,000 were expected to be filled on Monday.
The volume of cargo that West Coast dockworkers and their employers must clear, now that they've reached a tentative contract agreement Friday evening, is staggering. Put in a line, the containers would stretch 579 miles.
The five-year deal, reached Friday evening, likely ends a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.
U.S. labor official Thomas Perez told the two sides Thursday night that if they don't reach an agreement by Friday, they'll have to leave California and negotiate in Washington.
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In a move likely to upset union leaders who were negotiating behind closed doors under a media blackout, the employers distributed letters with a "last, best, and final" contract offer to rank-and-file longshoremen at ports from Los Angeles to Washington state.
The contract between the Unifor union and CN Rail, the country's largest rail company, expired at the end of last year, and talks have not resulted in progress toward a new agreement.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez meets with negotiators for both the dockworkers' union and maritime association for a second straight day Wednesday in San Francisco to try and resolve a stalemate between dockworkers and their employers.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez plans to meet Tuesday in San Francisco with negotiators for both the dockworkers' union and the maritime association.
The drop in import prices was 47 percent bigger in January than December, while the price index for U.S. exports has not recorded a monthly advance since July.
The critical gateways for international trade have become more like parking lots for massive cargo ships that haul a you-name-it selection of consumer goods made in Asia and return there with U.S. exports.
ISA is one of 174 organizations that signed a letter sent to Congressional sponsors of the bill by the National Federation of Independent Business, expressing support of the effort to restore the small business expensing level to $500,000.
ID Big 50 List companies Anixter, Fastenal and Grainger dominated this week's Top 5, while news of shutdowns of the West Coast Ports continue to be hot items.
The Pacific Maritime Association said loading and unloading at its 29 West Coast ports would be suspended Thursday, along with both days during the weekend and Presidents Day on Monday.
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