International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1964 and Yang Ming (America) have agreed on a three-year contract covering the carrier’s two New Jersey-based vessel stowage planners.
The agreement was retroactive to the previous contract’s expiration last June 30. Local 1964 President Robert Levy said the agreement included a wage increase and new language on work rules but he declined to discuss details. ILA had filed a labor charge against Yang Ming but withdrew the complaint and resumed negotiations last month.
It was the third three-year agreement covering the vessel planners. Local 1964 also has contracts for New Jersey-based vessel planners at Evergreen and Cosco, and is negotiating with United Arab Agencies on an initial contract.