BCMEA Labor Deal Falls Through, Strike Resumes

Port labor deal collapses in British Columbia as ILWU rejects the agreement, resuming strike activity and impacting US rail imports.

BCMEA Labor Deal Falls Through, Strike Resumes
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Dockworkers in British Columbia, Canada, have resumed their strike, following the rejection of a tentative agreement between the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Warehouse and Longshore Union (ILWU). Initially called off after 13 days, the strike has resumed after ILWU's internal caucus rejected the proposed settlement from a federal mediator. The strike's resumption may significantly impact American supply chains, as containers shipped through these ports to U.S. destinations may face considerable delay or stoppage.

Source: FreightWaves

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