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Retailers Call For Continued Negotiation

NRF disappointed at halt in port contract talks.
Retailers seek Presidential action.
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West Coast Port Operations Continue; CBP Provides Guidance in Event of Strike

The contract covering the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which is the union representing U.S. West Coast port workers, expired July 1, and will not be extended.
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Fitch: West Coast U.S. Port Labor Action Manageable in Short Run

While a potential strike or some form of work slowdown affecting west coast ports is likely to be short and manageable, longer term shipping diversion to other ports and broader economic repercussions could occur if the negotiation is prolonged, Fitch Ratings says.
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30-Day Extension Averts Imminent Port Strike

Extension to January 28, 2013 delays labor action.
The ILA and USMX have reached a tentative agreement on the royalty issue that could have triggered a strike at East and Gulf Coast ports.
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Retailers Call for Presidential Intervention

Port contract negotiations break down.
Calling the breakdown in ILA contract talks disheartening, the NRF wants President Obama to intervene.
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West Coast Port Sailings Affected by Work Stoppage

Vessels bound for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing delays and reroutings.
Sailings are beginning to be affected by the work stoppage at Los Angeles and Long Beach port terminals.
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LA/Long Beach Ports Disrupted

Union workers widen picketing; disrupting port operations.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers from the Local 63 Office Clerical Unit expanded picketing; others honored picket lines.
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Port of LA Clerks Strike

Arbitrator declares picket lines not “bone fide.”
Clerical workers at the Port of Los Angeles’ Pier 400 went on strike at noon on November 27, 2012 to try to halt outsourcing.
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Contract Talks Meet Risk Mitigation

Shippers are becoming very good at contingency planning and risk mitigation.
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September Retail Container Imports to Increase 8.5 Percent

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.5 percent in September compared with the same month last year.
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