The International Longshoremen’s Association agreed to a new labor contract, ending 11 months of negotiations and eliminating the risk of the first Eastern port shutdown since 1977.
Boeing Co. offered its engineers larger raises in a revised labor contract that attempts to prevent a strike during record production increases for the planemaker’s commercial airliners.
The National Hockey League is back in business after a four-month labor dispute.
Dockworkers and their employers reached a tentative agreement on royalty payments, averting a strike that would have shut down U.S. ports from Maine to Texas for the first time in 35 years.
President Barack Obama is facing pressure to block a strike that would gridlock eastern U.S. ports and risk damaging industries from retail to manufacturing.
Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Cos. have the most at stake among retailers facing a dockworkers’ strike, with possible port closings cutting off shipments right before the lucrative gardening season.
National Hockey League owners and locked-out players met separately with a federal mediator for more than six hours yesterday and had “nothing new to report,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said.
The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said it’s stepping into the stalled contract talks between the National Hockey League and its players.
The National Hockey League’s players’ union, whose latest proposal to end a labor dispute was rejected yesterday, said it has asked U.S. federal mediators to rejoin collective-bargaining discussions.
Boeing Co. and its engineers union, at odds over a new contract, suspended talks for the remainder of this year at the request of federal mediators.