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Ports on the U.S. East Coast getting closer to major strike

Increasing fears of a strike at 14 ports, from Maine to Texas, after powerful labor union ILA has left the negotiations. Employers want a showdown with outdated work processes that have turned New York into the world’s most expensive port, says the employers.

The ports on the East Coast of the United States and ports facing the Gulf of Mexico have moved closer to a strike in September, as key wage negotiations collapsed Wednesday, reports several news media on Thursday.

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