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December 5, 2012

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Reached an agreement in order to place term to strike in the ports of Los Angeles City and Long Beach

The abstention from the job in existence from eight days - it has emphasized the mayor of Los Angeles City - has cost billions of dollars to our local economy

Yesterday evening the mayor of Los Angeles City, Antonio Villaraigosa, has returned note the conclusion of an agreement in order to place term to the strike of the harbour ones that blocks gives beyond a week the activity of the city harbour port of call and of the port of Long Beach. “They are pleased to communicate - the mayor has said - that is reached an agreement between representatives of the workers and the enterprises that it will make to in existence stop strike from eight days that have cost billions of dollars to our local economy”. “I want to thank - it has added - is the employers that the union for being returned the past night to the table of the negotiations with the attempt to engage itself to the maximum in order to reach a new agreement. The result is an acceptable contract for both the parts that allow to return to the job in the course of this period of festivities to thousands of men and women who are essential in order to maintain to our port in activity 24 hours on 24”.

Relief for the attainment of an understanding is expressed also by the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles City, Geraldine Knatz: “the port of Los Angeles City - it has declared - praises both the parts for the attainment of an agreement. We are particularly pleasing to the mayor Villaraigosa for its guide and its tenacity in doing so as that the negotiations proseguissero in last the 24 hours. The next days will be challenging, but we are expectant to see thousands of people to return to the job and to put again in motion this complex activity”.

The international president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Robert McEllrath, has emphasized as the agreement constitutes a success for the workers: “this victory - it has found the representative of the union - is obtained thanks to the associated support of the entire family of the 10,000 of the harbour community to the ILWU”. “Our campaign - of the union has remembered international vice-president, Ray Familathe - always is centralized on guaranteeing bonds places of work and stopping the outsourcing that it has put in danger the families of the workers of our harbour communities”.

Also the Harbor Employers Association, that it represents the datoriale part in the negotiations with union on the issues of the job in the ports of Los Angeles City and Long Beach, has thanked “the representatives of the community for the efforts - it has explained the association - that they have contributed to carry the parts to reach an agreement”.

The understanding will have now to be approved of with a voting of the workers.

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