Governor Scott Hopeful Agreement is Quickly Reached to Remove Threat of Port Shut Down

Today, Gov. Scott made the following statement on the extension of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance negotiations.

Gov. Scott said, “The 30-day extension in the negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance is certainly good news for Florida. Cargo-related activity at Florida seaports supports more than 550,000 direct and indirect jobs, and contributes approximately $66 billion to our economy. We are hopeful these two organizations will quickly reach a final agreement to permanently remove the threat of a port shut down that would devastate families all across our state. We are asking the President to pursue any means possible – including invoking the Taft-Hartley Act – to avoid a work stoppage in the weeks ahead. A shut down of Florida ports is simply not an option.”

 

 

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