Shake up at the Port of NY/NJ as thousands of longshoremen walked off the job Friday, leaving the 3rd largest port in the nation at a standstill.
The job action came as a surprise to many involved with port ops and it is unclear when the flow of goods will resume.
New York Times: Thousands of longshoremen in New York and New Jersey walked off the job on Friday, grinding activity at some of the busiest ports on the East Coast to a halt and threatening to disrupt the delivery of goods across the region.
On Friday, work stopped at Port Newark, the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, the Howland Hook Marine Terminal, and the Port Jersey Port Authority Marine Terminal. The only port that remained in operation as of Friday afternoon was in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Read more from the New York Times here…
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee