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Hawaii stevedores have a new union contract after 12 months of negotiations, the union said Wednesday.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142, Hawaii Longshore Division, reached an agreement on terms with several stevedoring companies, including Hawaii Stevedores, Inc., Horizon Lines LLC, Matson Terminals, Inc., and McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co. Ltd., who were represented in negotiations by the Hawaii Employers Council.

The ILWU Local 142 Longshore Unit voted to ratify the contract on Friday.

Contract talks began on May 13, 2014. The previous contract expired on June 30, 2014, but was extended during the talks on a new contract. The new contract will remain in effect until June 30, 2019.

Terms of the new contract were not released.

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