ANLAYSIS OF FUTURE ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS IN THE U.S. LONGSHORE INDUSTRY

The paper studies the present state of the U.S. longshore industry. The alternatives for action in the near future available to the two longshore unions, the International Longshoremen's Association on the East and Gulf Coasts and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union on the West Coast, the shipping companies, and the U.S. government are analyzed. Background information on the unions and the industry in general are discussed as well as the contract negotiations and strikes of 1971-1972. The impact of the past longshore strikes, in terms of both economic and social aspects, is analyzed, along with the possible mergers among the transportation unions. Proposals for new legislation pertaining to longshore strikes are studied.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Horr, C F
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Accession Number: 00044168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM