United Arab Shipping’s U.S. agency and International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1964 have agreed to a three-year contract covering a handful of workers who coordinate ship stowage and terminal and equipment operations in Cranford and Port Elizabeth, N.J.
The contract is the first between the ILA and United Arab Agencies. Local 1964 President Robert Levy said it calls for a first-year wage freeze, followed by pay increases in second and third years.
He said the contract provides 10-year employment guarantees for marine terminal superintendent and equipment coordinator positions. UAS recently canceled plans, announced last year, to shift its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta.