Jacksonville Port Authority
Stalled labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and management negotiator United States Maritime Alliance will resume the week of Sept. 17, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said Thursday.
Contract talks in advance of a Sept. 30 contract expiration date broke off last month, raising fears that international cargo service during the peak shipping season would be disrupted if a strike occurred.
“Upon the request of [FMCS], the parties have agreed to resume negotiations under our auspices during the week of Sept. 17,” FMCS Director George Cohen said in a statement.
The location and subject of the talks were not disclosed. ILA represents workers at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.