Newark Mayor Leads NY-NJ Port Protest


Newark’s Mayor has held a protest against the New York Shipping Association and International Longshoremen’s Association’s alleged unfair hiring practices, according to the JOC, sparking a shutdown in operations.

On July 17, 2016 a motorcade drove at 5mph south through the port in protest at NY/NJ, halting traffic and causing delays at four terminals.

The Mayor claimed that there was a low percentage of women and minorities being hired, a claim which the New York Shipping Association and International Longshoremen’s Association deny, and that he wishes for the city of Newark to benefit more from its port.

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The Port of New York and New Jersey recently welcomed the largest ship to ever call there due to the opening of the Panama Canal expansion, and will see a surge in larger ships because of it in the future.

It is currently investing $3.4 billion in its capabilities.

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