Dockworkers contract extension expires Dec. 29 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Dockworkers strike looms

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Businesses are bracing for a possible strike of thousands of east and Gulf Coast dockworkers including those at the Port of Savannah.

Federal mediators have called for a meeting of the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance. Both parties have agreed to attend before the dockworkers' contract extension expires on Dec. 29. Issues include wages and payments to union workers based on cargo weight.

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