A labor walkout which began Friday morning and shut-down truck traffic to the east coast’s busiest ports, ended Friday night after it was revealed that the walkout was illegal.
Workers with the International Longshoremen’s Association in New York and New Jersey returned to work Friday night after union leaders learned that the walkout proved to be a contract violation.
An investigation is currently underway to determine who led the illegal walkout, nj.com reports.
Trucks, which are typically not allowed to call on Port Newark and other terminals over the weekend, were granted some access to haul out cargo.
“We have begun an investigation as to who ordered the illegal walkout and why,” said Walter Arsenault, executive director, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. “We expect normal operations in the port tomorrow. Commission detectives will be in the port as they always are.”