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On September 6, the International Longshoremen’s Association announced that port members from Maine to Texas unanimously approved a six-year contract extension with the United States Maritime Alliance (www.usmx.com).  The union said the deal “will bring generous pay increases, landmark protections against job-killing fully automated ports, and labor peace and stability through September 30, 2024”. The […]

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On August 13, President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes both the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) and the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA).  This benchmark legislation will have a far-reaching impact on U.S. businesses, including […]

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