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MASTER CONTRACT

between

UNITED STATES
MARITIME ALLIANCE, LTD.


(For and on Behalf of Management)

and

INTERNATIONAL
LONGSHOREMEN’S
ASSOCIATION, AFL-CIO


(For and on Behalf of Itself and Each of Its
Affiliated Districts and Locals Representing
Longshoremen, Clerks, Checkers and
Maintenance Employees Working On Ships
and Terminals in Ports on the East and
Gulf Coasts of the United States)

Effective October 1, 2004 For The Six-Year Term
Expiring on September 30, 2010


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
Preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Article I. Scope of Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Section 1.
Section 2.
Section 3.
Section 4.

Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Complete Labor Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Local Bargaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Article II. Wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Section 1. Wage Increases - Current Employees . . . . . . . . 2

Section 2. New Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Article III. Hours of Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Section 1. Working Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Section 2. Nights, Weekends, and Holidays . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Section 3. Meal Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Article IV. Local Fringe Benefit Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Section 1. Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Section 2. Guarantee of Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Section 3. Allocation of Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Section 4. Limitation on Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Article V. Utilization of Work Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Section 1.
Section 2.
Section 3.

Section 4.

Section 5.
Section 6.

New Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Flex-Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

(a) Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

(b)Ship Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Gang Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

(a) Longshore Gang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

(b)Feeder Barge Gang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

(c) Small Boat Gang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

(a) Checker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

(b)LTL Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Local Bargaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

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Article VI. Drug and Alcohol Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Section 1. Local Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Section 2. Reinstatement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Section 3. Fresh Start After First Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Article VII. ILA Jurisdiction Generally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Section 1. Containerization Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Section 2. Rules On Containers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Section 3. Maine to Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Section 4. Jurisdiction Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

(a) Fact Finding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

(b)Labor Adjustor System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Section 5. Supervision and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Section 6. Reefer Containers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Section 7. Port Authorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Section 8. Marine Terminal Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Section 9. Work Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Section 10. Space Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Article VIII. ILA Jurisdiction Over Clerical Work . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Section 1. Clerical Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Section 2. Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

(a) Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

(b)Statement of Principle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

(c) No Waiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Section 3. Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

(a) Receiving and Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

(b)Hatchchecking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

(c) Prestow and Plan Clerking . . . . . . . . . . . .13

(d)Timekeeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

(e) Location and Yard Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

(f) Demurrage Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Article IX. ILA Jurisdiction Over Maintenance
and Repair Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Section 1. Maintenance and Repair Work . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Section 2. Major Damaged Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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Section 3. Determination Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Section 4. Grievance and Audit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Article X. New Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Section 1. Impact on Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Section 2. Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Section 3. Grievance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Section 4. Time Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Article XI. Container Royalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Section 1. First and Third Container Royalties . . . . . . . . 17
Section 2. Second Container Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Section 3. Limitation on Supplemental Wage Benefit . . 18
Section 4. Container Royalty Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

(a) Cap Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

(b)Port Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

(c) Distribution of Cap Excess . . . . . . . . . . . .20

(d) Benchmark Payments in
Excess of Cap Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

(e) Adjustment of Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . .20

(f) Limitation on Use of Cap
Refund to Local Escrow Fund . . . . . . . . .21

(g)Interest Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Section 5. Carrier-ILA Container Freight Station
Trust Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Section 6. Carrier-ILA Container Royalty Fund . . . . . . . 22

Article XII. MILA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Section 1. Management-ILA Managed Health Care
Trust Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Section 2. Funding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

(a) CR-4 Tonnage Contributions . . . . . . . . . . 23

(b) Second Container Royalty Contributions . 23

(c) Hourly Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Section 3. Second Container Royalty Contributions . . . . 24
Section 4. Eligibility of Active Employees . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Section 5. Eligibility of Retirees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Section 6. Plan Amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Section 7. Creation of Core Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

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Article XIII. Grievance Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Section 1. Local Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Section 2. Appellate Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Section 3. Appeals From a Decision of the LIGC . . . . . . 27
Section 4. Appeals Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Section 5. Industry Appellate Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

(a) Number of IAC Members . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(b)Co-Chairmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(c) Telephonic Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(d)Quorum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(e) Majority Vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(f) Multi-Port Charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(g)Failure to Appear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Section 6. Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(a) Panel of Arbitrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

(b)Selection of Arbitrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

(c) Selection System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

(d)Expedited Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

(e) Failure to Appear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

(f) Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

(g)Right to Strike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Section 7. Regular IAC Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Section 8. Industry Resource Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Section 9. Disputes Among Fund Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Article XIV. Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Section 1. Existing Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Section 2. Future Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Article XV. No-Strike Clause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Section 1. No Strikes or Lockouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Section 2. Bona Fide Picket Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Article XVI. Term of Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Article XVII. Subscription and Signatories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Section 1. Refusal to Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

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Section 2. Non-Subscribers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Section 3. Fringe Benefit Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Article XVIII.Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Section 1. Headings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Section 2. Severability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Section 3. Ratification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Section 4. Amendments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Appendix A. Containerization Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Appendix B. Management-ILA Rules On Containers
(As amended by Agreement of
May 27, 1980) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Appendix C. Letter Agreement
Re: ILA Jurisdiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Appendix D. Major Damage Criteria
for Containers and Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Appendix E. Stein Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Appendix F. Puerto Rican Trade Accommodation
for Horizon Lines and Trailer Bridge, Inc.
dated December 23, 2003 and an
amendment dated March 31, 2004 to
the December 23, 2003 Agreement . . . . . . . . . .52

Appendix G. Letter Regarding New Technology . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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P R E A M B L E

THIS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
made and entered into on the 28th day of June, 2004, by and
between UNITED STATES MARITIME ALLIANCE, LTD.
("USMX") for and on behalf of its members and any stevedores,
marine terminal operators and carriers which may hereafter
become members of USMX or which may hereafter subscribe to
this Agreement (hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to
as "Management") and the INTERNATIONAL
LONGSHOREMEN’S ASSOCIATION, AFL-CIO ("ILA") for
and on behalf of itself and each of its affiliated districts and
locals representing longshoremen, clerks, checkers, and
maintenance employees working on ships and terminals in ports
on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States constitutes the
Master Contract establishing the terms and conditions of
employment for longshoremen, clerks, checkers, and maintenance
employees employed in container and roll-on/roll-off ("ro-ro")
operations at ports on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United
States.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 July 2007 )
 
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