Port of Baltimore works 24/7 [Letter]

Letter writer Anita Heygster's claim that the Port of Baltimore is only open five days a week and closed on holidays is incorrect ("Port union is hurting its members," March 4).

The Port of Baltimore has one of the most flexible work schedules on the East Coast. Ship operations continue 24/7, with only six holidays a year when there is no work allowed.

The only exception to that is for cruise ships, which work any day of the year.

Ms. Heygster might want to check her facts before making such erroneous and misleading statements. She is an example of someone with a myopic opinion outside an industry thinking they are an expert and have all the solutions.

Charles Byard

The writer is a member of the International Longshoremen's Association Local 953.

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