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WEST COAST PORT NEWS

The Main Issues of 2014 The ILWU six (6) year contract will expire on 6/30/2014. Headline issues of this year’s negotiation: 1. HEALTH CARE: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or also known as the OBAMA CARE places a tax on “Cadillac” (no premiums, co-pay for medicine of $1) health care plans. Estimated to be approximately $150 million dollars per year. The terminal operators are not going to want to pay this tax. 2. JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY: With terminals consolidating the ILWU will be concerned about work possibly moving to non-union...
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AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending October

AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending October 5 October 11, 2013 Carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending October 5, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Carload volume—at 279,128—was down 1.6 percent annually and below the week ending September 28 at 296,809 and the week ending September 21 at 288,160. Intermodal—at 266,580 trailers and containers, which was up 6.2 percent compared to a year ago and below the week ending September 28 at 269,853 and ahead of the week...
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