Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The NY/NJ Port Strike is Over

The NY/NJ Port work stoppage ended late today when the Philadelphia ILA local union whose picket lines had caused the shutdown of the terminals called off the picketing.

Normal operations are expected to resume tomorrow morning at 6AM.

The ILA said it asked pickets from the Philadelphia local to leave the terminals. “Aware of the concerns of the rank-and-file members and sensitive to the impact of the picketing on the industry, the ILA has convinced the individual pickets to leave the various terminals in the port of New York and New Jersey,” it said in a statement issued by its office in New York.