NEW YORK — While the fashion industry breathed a sigh of relief on Friday that dockworkers strike on the Eastern Seaboard had been averted and the likelihood of a long-term contract agreement was in the works, it remained concerned that a final deal had not been reached.
The International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance agreed to a 30-day extension of their labor negotiations on Friday, averting a potential work stoppage at East and Gulf Coast ports this week, and have reached a tentative agreement on the thorny issue of container royalty fees — payments to union workers based on cargo weight that have been in practice since the Sixties when containerization and automation took hold — that put the talks at an impasse last month.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)