Port Elizabeth in Newark, New Jersey (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dockworkers Protest Hiring Freeze At Ports Of Newark, Elizabeth

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor said the Longshoreman didn’t live up to a pledge to set aside jobs for veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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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.


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.