December 18, 2012 – The threat of a longshoremen’s strike this year once again looms over ports from Maine to Texas, after contract talks that had already been extended 90 days broke down once again today. About 15,000 members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, including 3,500 dockworkers in the Port of New York and New Jersey, could walk of the job as of Dec. 29, when the extension expires. The New York-New Jersey port is the East Coast’s largest, and accounts for about 270,00 related jobs apart from the longshoremen who work mainly in Newark and Elizabeth unloading container ships. The ILA is based in North Bergen and headed by Harold Daggett of Sparta.
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