Tallahassee, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott and leaders of Florida ports are urging President Obama to take action to prevent a possible strike by port workers this weekend.
The contract for members of the International Longshoremen's Association is set to expire Saturday night. The ILA is negotiating with the United States Maritime Alliance.
Gov. Scott says a strike by thousands of longshoremen could affect 550,000 jobs in Florida and send shockwaves through the state's economy. He says transporting cargo shipments generates $66 billion a year in Florida.