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Retailers ‘Disappointed’ by OCU Contract Rejection

Created by HButler on 2/13/2013 5:00:09 PM

The National Retail Federation has issued a statement by Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy, in response to the recent rejection of a labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Harbor Employers Association.

“We are extremely disappointed by this vote and strongly urge the parties to work through their differences without any kind of disruption,” Gold said. “As labor and management work to resolve this situation, uninterrupted operation of the ports should be their top priority.”

An eight-day strike in November and December 2012 shut down most terminals at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach before the parties agreed on a tentative new contract with the help of a federal mediator, but union members voted down that contract.

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- Journal of Commerce

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