Port shutdown averted as dockworkers reach tentative deal

DOCKWORKERS REACHED a tentative agreement with their employers, averting a strike that would have shut down eastern U.S. seaports for the first time in 35 years.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RICHARD SHEINWALD
DOCKWORKERS REACHED a tentative agreement with their employers, averting a strike that would have shut down eastern U.S. seaports for the first time in 35 years. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RICHARD SHEINWALD
NEW YORK - Dockworkers and their employers reached a tentative agreement on royalty payments, averting a strike that would have shut down eastern U.S. ports for the first time in 35 years. The International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance will continue negotiations for another 30 days, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation…

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