Florida governor asks Obama to block possible ports strike (Reuters / Orlando Sentinel)

December 22, 2012 – Florida’s Republican governor wants President Barack Obama to invoke federal law and order a cooling-off period if nearly 15,000 longshoremen walk off the job in a looming strike that would be a big blow to the state’s
economy, according to a letter he sent the president this week. The International Longshoremen’s Association union and the U.S. Maritime Alliance grouping of shippers and ports have been bargaining since March but reportedly remain far from a deal covering cargo handling at 15 ports on the U.S. Gulf and eastern coasts.

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