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"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." - Sir Winston Churchill
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett said the ILA will enter this year’s contract negotiations seeking guaranteed minimum staffing and protection against job cuts from labor-saving technology.
“We know technology is coming and we know we can’t stop it forever, but we will not be deterred from protecting our work and our jurisdiction,” Daggett said in a “letter to transportation media.”
“Companies will want technology that makes them more efficient and profitable, but the ILA will make sure that such technology does not adversely affect our workforce and our members,” he said.
Troubling...[Daggett] has criticized plans by Global Terminal in Bayonne, N.J., to install remote-controlled, rail-mounted gantry cranes and truck-gate scanners in an expansion set for completion in 2014.
Introducing technology without job guarantees “is a recipe for disaster and a way to utilize attrition to kill our jobs and our union,” he said.
“If the state insists on continuing the use of this inefficient system of processing applications,” states Frank Jack Fiamingo, the founder and President of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, “New Jersey residents must have access to the guide in order to ensure that they are not being subjected to tougher standards then residents in any other part of the state. We have received numerous complaints from our members as well as members of the community at large that they are being treated unfairly. For instance, we have identified more than 25 NJ municipalities that have introduced additional forms which are specifically disallowed under the NJ firearms statutes”.In addition, Fiamingo indicates that he has received countless complaints of delays in processing that range from several months to over a year. According to the statutes, these applications should be processed in no more than thirty (30) days.