In a statement released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, workers have staged an apparent walk off at port terminals in both states. It’s not immediately clear what preempted the strike, or how long it will last, but it appears to stem from a labor dispute. Attempts to reach the International Longshoremen’s Association,the union for port workers, have been unsuccessful.
The Port Authority has stated that there are heavy traffic backups at the terminals and “no truck operations at this time.” Due to the stoppage, no new trucks will be allowed to queue on port/access roadways. “The port authority is utilizing all available efforts to resume activity,” and truck drivers are being urged to avoid the ports.
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