The ILA said members in Hampton Roads overwhelmingly approved a local contract by a vote of 738-284 on Friday, Aug. 30.
The "yes" vote came 10 days after national labor leaders, including ILA President Harold Daggett and Dave Adam, U.S. Maritime Alliance's chairman and chief executive officer, joined local negotiators from the ILA and Hampton Roads Shipping Association to craft an agreement after local members twice rejected earlier proposed contracts.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press
reported a federal judge signed a temporary restraining order
last Thursday to get longshoremen at the Wando Welch and North Charleston terminals in Charleston to return to work following a brief walkout.
quoted Ken Riley of the ILA Local 1422 as saying the walkout occurred after members of ILA Local 1771 Clerks and Checkers were fired for not agreeing to expanded duties outside their contract. - Chris Dupin