International Longshoremen’s Association
Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened — a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to container ships.
The White House is urging dockworkers and shipping companies to reach agreement “as quickly as possible” on a contract extension for East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers whose existing pact expires this week.
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