International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance are involved in a new round of intense labor contract negotiations in Florida. Will there finally be a tentative agreement between the ILA and the USMX this week? In this podcast, JOC Editor Joseph Bonney discusses the issues behind the negotiations, why shippers are getting nervous and what contigency plans they have in place, and the prospects for a possible agreement this week. Bonney is also in Florida this week to cover the negotiations.
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