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Longshoreman strike could cause economic emergency

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I haven't heard any news on this topic really except through my wife who works in logistics, but it could become a big deal. Basically, the International Longshoreman Association (ILA) will be going on strike on December 29th because of a sticking point in their contract negotiations with the US Maritime Alliance. The 15 major ports of the east and gulf coast will be effectively shut down causing a stalemate in the economy.


Seems weird that this isn't being covered at all, but I guess it is getting buried by Sandy Hook and the fiscal cliff.

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