International Longshoremen’s Association employees of equipment maintenance and repair contractors in the Port of New York and New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to ratify a six-year labor contract.
ILA members ratified the contract by a portwide 632-18 vote. Members of Local 1804-1, based in New Jersey, voted 542-17 for the agreement. Local 1814 in Brooklyn approved it 90-1.
The new contract between ILA Locals 1804-1 and 1814 and the Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors Association parallels many provisions in the ILA’s recently approved contract covering other dockworkers in the port.
The Metro agreement is separate from the ILA’s recently ratified coastwide master contract with United States Maritime Alliance, and a supplemental local contract with the New York Shipping Association.