US port workers' powerful labor union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), is to negotiate a new collective agreement with employers in mid-2022, already fanning fears among container lines and other players in the supply chain currently struggling with bottlenecks and long lines of delayed vessels.
The port workers aren't afraid of going on strike when negotiations happen, which is casting a shadow on a container market otherwise hoping to move slightly toward normalcy in the coming year.
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