Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / LA port contract brings stability in supply chain - NRF
LA port contract brings stability in supply chain - NRF
22
Feb '13
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on the ratification of a contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Los Angeles / Long Beach Harbor Employers Association:

“The National Retail Federation and our members congratulate the OCU and HEA for ratifying the new deal. This contract will bring much-needed stability to the supply chain, better position the ports for future growth and provide retailers the certainty they need to prepare for the upcoming summer shopping season.

“Now that the labor situation has been settled on the West Coast, it is time to turn our attention to the East and Gulf Coast ports.

“NRF reiterates our call on the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance to quickly conclude ongoing local contract negotiations and urge them to ratify a new master contract.

“From the eight-day strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the ongoing tensions and extensions on the East and Gulf Coasts, the supply chain has been through enough turmoil the past year. Everyone who utilizes the ports, from retailers and manufacturers to farmers and truckers, needs to get back to focusing on what they do best, powering our global economy.”

As the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, NRF represents retailers of all types and sizes, including chain restaurants and industry partners, from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad.

Retailers operate more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments that support one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

National Retail Federation


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2021

Half of all cotton-growing regions face severe climate risks by 2040

Climate change could expose half of cotton-growing regions globally...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 25th Jun 2021

UK shoppers struggle to be understood by chatbots: survey

Though chatbots are mainly used for customer service, more than half...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 24th Jun 2021

Canada, Indonesia discuss Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Canada and Indonesia recently began negotiations over a Comprehensive ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Multi-functional garments will be next big thing

Footwear Industry, Footwear Retailers

Footwear Industry
Footwear Retailers

Still struggling to mop up higher sales

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Kurt Wedgwood,

Kurt Wedgwood

From design to raw material to fabrication and ultimately to delivery -...

Shivaani Jain,

Shivaani Jain

Established in 2015, Once Upon A Trunk is a one-stop-shop with almost...

Daniel Roxbury, University of Rhode Island

Daniel Roxbury
University of Rhode Island

Assistant professor Daniel Roxbury and former URI graduate student...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz
Freudenberg

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Brad Holschuh, Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

Brad Holschuh
Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Design of...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha & Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma, Six Yard Story

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma
Six Yard Story

Six Yard Story is a premium artisanal brand with a focus to bring handloom ...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search