Industry Groups Urge Resolution to Threat of East, Gulf Coast Ports Strike

The forest products industry is the latest to join other industry groups in calling for a resolution in waterfront labor talks.

“If the ILA and the USMX are not able to negotiate an agreement, any impending strike and subsequent shutdown of major East Coast port would have far-reaching, costly, and disruptive implications for not only the U.S. forest products industry, but for manufacturers and distributers across the supply chain,” said American Forest & Paper Association president and CEO Donna Harman.

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