New York Shipping Association
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.
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.
The New York Shipping Association, an organization representing cargo terminals and terminal operators, says an agreement has been reached.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A work stoppage at ports in New Jersey and New York is affecting the unloading of ships in both states.