How would you like to get paid for 27 hours of work per day, 365 days of every year? If you are a longshoreman working at the Port of New York and New Jersey, it is entirely possible!
These “favored jobs” are typically filled by people connected to union leaders or organized crime, and such malfeasance costs U.S. consumers tens of millions of dollars per year.
Although this rampant corruption still exists on the NE waterfront, union-friendly politicians are trying to shut down the Waterfront Commission, the organization created decades ago to try to stem such corruption. A bill to close the Waterfront Commission was passed by the New Jersey Legislature nearly unanimously but was recently blocked by a federal judge.