ILA President to Join New Jersey Senators on Monday, Feb. 27th at Rally at Port Newark to Protest P&O Takeover by Middle East Company

    NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- John Bowers, President of the
 International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO and hundreds of longshore
 workers from the Port of New York and New Jersey will join New Jersey Senators
 Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg at a rally protesting the takeover of
 P&O Ports by Dubai on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 10 a.m., outside the Port
 Newark Container Terminal at Export and Starboard Streets.
     The ILA is outraged over the seemingly careless process and sketchy
 background check used by the Bush Administration's Committee on Foreign
 Investment in the United States before permitting Dubai, a Middle East Company
 with ties to the September 11th attack on the United States, from taking over
 port operations at major U.S. ports, including New York and New Jersey,
 Baltimore, Philadelphia, Miami and New Orleans.
     "We echo our esteemed Senator from New Jersey, Mr. Menendez, when he notes
 that our ports are the front lines of the war of terrorism," said President
 John Bowers.  "The ILA will join the fight not to allow a company owned by the
 United Arab Emirates, which produced two of the September 11th terrorists, to
 run our ports and that's why we will rally on Monday with Senator Menendez and
 Lautenberg at Port Newark."
 
     WHO:   ILA President John Bowers, New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and
            Frank R. Lautenberg and hundreds of ILA members.
 
     WHAT:  Rally at Port Newark Container Terminal at Export and Starboard
            Streets in Port Newark.
 
     WHEN:  10 a.m., Monday, February 27, 2006.
 
     WHY:   To rally against Sale of P & O Operations at six major U.S. ports
            to Dubai, a Middle East Country with ties to September 11th attack
            on America.
 
     DIRECTIONS:
 
     From the South --
      NJ Turnpike NJ Turnpike north to Exit 13A.  Follow signs for Elizabeth
       Seaport.
      Veer left onto McLester Street
      Turn right onto Tyler Street
      Turn right onto Export Street
      Stay on Export Street until the end
 
      Route1/9
      Follow signs for Elizabeth Seaport
      Veer left onto McLester Street
      Turn right onto Tyler Street
      Turn right onto Export Street
      Stay on Export Street until the end
 
     From the North --
      NJ Turnpike
      Take Exit 14
      Follow signs for Port Newark
      Stay on Corbin Street
      Turn left onto Tyler Street
      Turn right onto Export Street
      Stay on Export Street until the end
 
      Route 1/9
      Follow signs for Port Newark
      Stay on Corbin Street
      Turn left onto Tyler Street
      Turn right onto Export Street
      Stay on Export Street until the end
 
 

SOURCE International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO

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