Strike ends at Maryland's Port of Baltimore as management, longshoremen agree to 90-day cool down period while negotiations continue

BALTIMORE , October 22, 2013 () – Workers at the Port of Baltimore are back on the job after striking last week. Longshoremen at the port went on strike last week after contract negotiations stalled Tuesday. Three other unions representing port workers joined the strike.

The Port of Baltimore said late Friday that management and the longshoremen agreed to a 90-day cool down period while negotiations continue.

The union that represents the longshoremen, International Longshoremen's Association Local No. 333, met Friday at an arbitration meeting with the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore, which hires laborers to work at the port and represents management.

A spokesman says the port handles more than 30 million tons of cargo annually and is the 11th largest port for cargo in the United States.

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