International Longshoremen’s Association

New Jersey Port Jams

Brutal Winter, Labor Shortages Make For Mess At New Jersey Ports

The bitter winter has caused major traffic jams around the ports of New Jersey — with truckers stuck in line for hours to pick up cargo, and the consequences being seen at major retailers.

02/26/2014

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Temporary Deal Averts Strike By Longshoremen At East Coast Ports

The extension came after the union and an alliance of port operators and shipping lines resolved one of the stickier points in their months-long contract negotiations, involving royalty payments to the longshoremen for each container they unload.

12/28/2012

FILE - In thios Oct. 23, 2008 file photo, cranes load and unload a container ship docked at Maher Terminals, in Elizabeth, N.J. Longshoremen remain on strike Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at ports in New Jersey and New York despite a judge ordering them back to work. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

Longshoremen Returning To Work At NJ, NY Ports

The New York Shipping Association, an organization representing cargo terminals and terminal operators, says an agreement has been reached.

09/29/2010

Shipping Group: Longhshoremen Stop Work At NJ, NY Ports

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A work stoppage at ports in New Jersey and New York is affecting the unloading of ships in both states.

CBS New York–09/28/2010