BALTIMORE (AP) — Members of Baltimore’s largest dockworkers union have agreed to a new contract.
The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/1Guhc6z ) that International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333 members voted Wednesday to approve the contract, ending a nearly 18-month standoff.READ MORE: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
The contract includes wage increases, ensures that all jobs will be filled with ILA labor and ends the hiring of nonunion workers off the pier. It also forgives a $3.8 million damages award assessed against Local 333 after a three-day strike in 2013.READ MORE: Ocean City Promises "Zero Tolerance" For Lawbreakers At Unsanctioned H20i Car Event
A tally was not released, but Helen Delich Bentley, a former congresswoman and current Maryland Port Administration adviser, says the contract passed by a few votes.
The agreement complements a master contract that governs container cargo handled by ILA labor at ports from Maine to Texas. Both expire Sept. 30, 2018.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
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