The International Brotherhood of Stevedores (IBS) is a fictional labor union representing longshoremen along the East Coast of the United States and Canada.
The IBS consists of at least two local chapters in Baltimore City: Local 47 and Local 1514. Local 47 serves cargo handlers while Local 1514 serves cargo checkers. Cargo handlers load and unload cargo. Cargo checkers monitor loading and unloading, match manifests, and tally cargo.