Sudden Walkout By New Jersey Port Workers

The port terminals in New York and New Jersey have been shutdown as over 4,000 workers walked off the job this morning. Port officials and labor unions were surprised by the sudden move on masse. International Longshoreman’s Association spokesman Jim McNamara explains that there may be some tension felt by members regarding possible interference by the waterfront commission in the current bargaining agreement. However New York Shipping Association spokeswoman Beverly Fedorko said of the incident, “I can tell you we don’t know why they walked off. It came as a surprise to everyone. We’re trying to ascertain just what is going on.” The Port Authority says local access roads are at a standstill and are working to ensure public safety. The terminals take on over 3.3 million cargo containers every year which is about $200 billion. The New York and New Jersey terminals are the busiest on the eastern seaboard.

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