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Strike averted, for now, at US East Coast ports

Strike averted, for now, at US East Coast ports

A deal has been made that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico that would have threatened the country's economy.
A federal mediator announced Friday that an expired contract for workers in the International Association of Longshoremen would be extended for 30 days while negotiations continue.
The longshoremen had been preparing for a possible strike Sunday that probably would have crippled operations at ports that handle about 40 percent of all U.S. container cargo.
The mediator says major steps have been made toward resolving the dispute.


Updated : 2021-08-06 00:21 GMT+08:00