Local Dockworkers Have Avoided Strikes

Progressive and enlightened leaders from both labor and management have worked together for years in what has been known as their “Partnership for Progress,” and that relationship continues on today as industry concerns are being dealt with. Both sides recognize that realistic and fair contracts are necessary to guarantee harmony and keep cargo and the economy moving.

Read more in SavannahNow.com

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Retail Container Imports to Increase 8.5 Percent in September; Strong Holiday Numbers Expected Despite Threat of Port Strike

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2012 – 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, and strong increases are expected into the holiday season despite talk of a possible strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Read more in The Journal of Commerce Online

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American Unions and the Middle Class

Read The Galveston County Daily News article by Rusty Cates entitled “A picture that is worth a thousand words.”

The article talks about the correlation between union membership and the middle class and the need for unions today. more

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