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  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in violation of the union contract, it ended—and subsequently the arbitrator put Local 333 on the hook for nearly $4 million in damages owed to seven shippers. With payment still pending, Local 333 is now being sued in federal court by two shippers' organizations.


    Environmental groups want ships to slow down to avoid killing and injuring whales

    A coalition of environmental groups is asking the federal government to require ships traveling though California’s marine sanctuaries to slow down to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem that they say has climbed to “unsustainable...

    Heat embargoes help protect traveling pets

    From the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association: When you're traveling during the hot summer, consider the possibility of heat embargoes that some airlines enforce to protect pets from exposure to extreme heat while moving between...

    Los Angeles, Long Beach ports best positioned for cargo growth

    The latest report from global commercial real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle says that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach remain the best positioned in the nation for taking advantage of growth in international trade. The Jones Lang...