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International Longshoremen’s Association and employers represented by the United States Maritime Alliance will begin full wage scale meetings in mid‐September.
President Obama and supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership won a procedural battle in Congress with the Senate voting to end a filibuster on fast-track Trade Promotion Authority Tuesday, but the real war may be yet to come.
Despite passing fast-track Trade Promotion Authority, the U.S. House of Representatives potentially stopped TPA in its tracks today, voting against a companion bill to help workers displaced by trade deals.
Ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk announced plans for rate increases on August 1.
A spokesperson for the Port of Oakland said it will hire 500 additional workers to address a shortage in time for peak season in the fall.
Port Lafito offers upgraded facilities and capacity compared to Port-au-Prince.