The International Longshoremen's Association said its Wage Scale Committee, a group of about 200 union delegates, will meet in Tampa, Fla., on March 12-14.
The committee is the group that decides whether or not to recommend to union members to approve the union's master contract with employers.
On Feb. 1, the union and employers, represented by the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX), reached a tentative agreement on a six-year master contract.
The deal is subject to both ratification and agreements being reached in a number of local union negotiations.
The New York Shipping Association said its goal was to complete local negotiations by March 1.
According to a notice posted on the ILA's Facebook page, Local 1804-1 in New York is planning to hold a meeting on Wednesday to review the master contract tentative deal. Other New York/New Jersey union locals will also meet this week.
Harold Daggett, president of the ILA, was formerly the president of Local 1804-1 and the local which represents maintenance workers that's now headed by his son, Dennis, who is also president of the ILA's Atlantic Coast District. - Chris Dupin