Members of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association
in Baltimore are returning to work, as the union members and employers
Dave Adam, the president and chief executive officer for the United
States Maritime Alliance, said the return of work pertains to
master contract work. That includes the handling of containers and large
roll-on, roll-off cargo, though not cars.
The strike began Wednesday and shutdown public terminals in the port.
While ILA union members approved a national master contract in April,
members of ILA Local 333 in Baltimore rejected a local agreement with
employers represented by the STA on Tuesday, leading to a strike on
The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) said Thursday it "remains hopeful that a resolution will be achieved quickly."