Local 1804-1 of the International Longshoremen's Association, which represents maintenance and repair workers in the Port of New York and New Jersey, said it has reached a tentative agreement with the Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors Association (MMMCA).
Most ILA longshore and checker locals negotiate their local contract with the New York Shipping Association, while the maintenance and repair workers negotiate their contract through MMMCA.
The agreement was announced Thursday by the local's president, Dennis A. Daggett, on the union's Facebook page. He said "we are in the process of fine tuning the language. Your shop steward will be notifying you as to when our membership meeting will be held next week. "
Daggett is also president of the ILA's Atlantic Coast District, a subdivision of the union representing ports from Maine to Virginia and is the son of ILA President Harold Daggett. - Chris Dupin