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Jul 19, 2016

TRUCKING JOBS DISRUPTION * USA: By hiring practices

* NY-NJ - Port truckers prepare for potential disruption from hiring protest

--- Truckers that service the Port of New York and New Jersey are preparing for possible congestion and delays Monday tied to a planned protest on longshore hiring practices... A New Jersey judge Friday outlined a strategy for the Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, in which part of the port sits, to move ahead with a planned protest at what the mayor sees as the lack of local and diverse hiring at the port... An Essex County Judge ordered officials from Newark and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to “engage in good faith negotiations” to come up with a plan that complies with port authority permitting rules for a Monday morning motorcade through the port led by the mayor, according to a draft of the judge’s order provided to JOC.com by the City of Newark... A release from Baraka that came out Friday morning promoting the motorcade event said the gathering would demand “that the International Longshoremen’s Association end discriminatory practices in hiring,” and added that the protest would go ahead “despite efforts by the Port Authority to prevent the protest” ... 
(Credit: Port Driver - Truckers fear that regular truck lines into the NY-NJ port, such as the one pictured, will become worse because of a protest against hiring practices at the port)  --  Newark, NJ, USA - JOC, by Hugh R. Morley - Jul 17, 2016

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