East Coast strike http://wfae.org en Ports Strike Appears Averted http://wfae.org/post/ports-strike-appears-averted <p>Hundreds of Charlotte companies connected to major ports on the East and Gulf coasts no longer have to worry about a strike damaging their businesses this week. That's because dockworkers and ocean shipping companies have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.</p><p>For months, dockworkers from Maine to Texas had threatened a strike if they couldn't agree to a new contract with ocean shipping companies.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:53:57 +0000 Michael Tomsic 20759 at http://wfae.org Ports Strike Appears Averted Potential Strike At East, Gulf Coast Ports Would Hurt Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/potential-strike-east-gulf-coast-ports-would-hurt-charlotte <p>Shipping activity at the major ports along the East and Gulf coasts could grind to a halt late next week. That's because negotiations have broken down between dockworkers and ocean carriers to renew an expiring contract. If a strike happens, the effects would stretch across highways and railroads to Charlotte and beyond.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:21:18 +0000 Michael Tomsic 18067 at http://wfae.org Potential Strike At East, Gulf Coast Ports Would Hurt Charlotte