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Baltimore longshoremen still at loggerheads with shippers over labor contract and lawsuit

Baltimore longshoremen still at loggerheads with shippers over labor contract and lawsuit

The federal lawsuit brought last summer against Baltimore's Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association by the shippers' groups United States Maritime Alliance (USMA) and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore (STA), seeking payment of a $3.9 million arbitrator's award over Local 333's illegal strike in the fall of 2013 that paralyzed Port of Baltimore trade for days, is still very much alive, according to filings made in the case yesterday. The documents also reveal that on Feb. 13, Local 333 voted down, 442-172, the latest labor-contract offer, which had been negotiated earlier to settle all remaining issues, including the...

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