Members of the International Longshoreman’s Association, from Maine to Texas are calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
In a press release, the union called for a “shut down of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and a march on Washington to protest job loss and the resulting negative impacts on America’s economy. The planned daylong protest in Washington will highlight hiring practices in some of the nation’s ports that purposely reduce the numbers of dockworkers, causing immeasurable damage to the nation’s economy.”
The date of the shutdown and march has not been announced, but word is expected next week. We will keep our members informed of the situation and will pass along any updates as soon as they are available.
Additioanl Credit: American Shipper, Chris Dupin; JOC, Joseph Bonney