United States Maritime Alliance

United States Maritime Alliance

United States Maritime Association, or USMX, is an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts. In addition to serving as the representative of the management groups in master contract negotiations with labor, USMX, which was founded in 1997, also serves to issue industry positions on a variety of regulatory and safety issues.
Dockworker at the Port of Savannah
25 Jun 2015
The new or extended contract being explored by International Longshoremen’s Association and its East and Gulf Coast employers could run until 2025, seven years beyond the current agreement’s 2018 expiration.
20 May 2015
A former U.S. Labor Department chief economist is advocating placing unionized port labor under the Railway Labor Act to prevent showdowns with management such as the recent one that nearly crippled West Coast ports.
15 May 2015
The leader of the management group that negotiates with West Coast longshoremen said this week that the negotiating process that yielded months of disruption through February is “not sustainable.”
20 Mar 2015
The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance said they “strongly oppose” any attempt to place the longshore industry’s collective bargaining under the Railway Labor Act.
Port of Oakland
18 Mar 2015
Putting waterfront labor under the Railway Labor Act will be a heavy legislative lift with a divided Congress and a union-friendly White House. And, it’s unclear if such a move would prevent “economic warfare” — whether from union slowdowns and the withholding of labor, or employers’ refusal to hire workers.
13 Mar 2015
Speaking to more than 2,000 attendees at the 15th Annual TPM Conference this month, Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, called on Congress and the Obama administration to change how unionized port labor and waterfront employers negotiate agreements so “the interest of thousands” can no longer threaten the livelihood of millions.
04 Mar 2015
The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance plan to open discussions about a new, long-term contract more than three years before their current East and Gulf coast labor agreement expires.
Port of New York and New Jersey
10 Dec 2014
David Adam, chief negotiator for U.S. East and Gulf Coast waterfront management, challenged employers and the International Longshoremen’s Association to consider changes to their bargaining process before their next contract expires in 2018.
20 Aug 2014
The largest International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore is disputing an arbitrator’s ruling that the union is liable for $3.86 million in damages for a strike that idled the port for three days last October.