There is no freight moving in or out of the Port of Baltimore after one of the four area labor unions refused to work. The striking workers were quickly joined by the other three area unions, forcing a complete freeze on freight movement in and out of the port.
The strike occurred when dockworkers walked out of negotiations that had stalled between the port and the union. There have been no specific details released about the negotiations other than that it involved local issues.
The Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore and the International Longshoremen’s Association are both involved in negotiations, but only the STA is pursuing arbitration to allow their members to return to work.
A statement from the Maryland Port Administration declared that “all cargos at the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals are being impacted and no ships are currently being worked.”
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