The Waterfront Commission of
New York Harbor

An Instrumentality of the States of New York and New Jersey 

COMMISSION DETERMINATIONS
Year Ended June 30, 2000
APPLICATIONS AND REVOCATIONS

Denied Granted Revoked Revoked
L/R
Suspended Reprimanded Suspended
P/H
Totals
Longshorepersons 1 0 2 2 4 0 1 10
Checkers 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Hiring Agents 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pier Guards 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Pier Superintendents 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stevedores 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maintenance/Ware-house 9 0 2 1 3 0 2 17
Telecommunications System Controllers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 11 0 4 4 8* 0 4 31
* Includes 8 summary proceedings

PETITIONS

Denied Granted Totals
Petitions for Reconsideration 3 0 3
Petitions for Leave to Reapply 0 2 2
Petitions for Rehearing 0 0 0
Petitions to Withdraw 0 3 3
Petitions to Remove Ineligibility 0 0 0
Petitions for Restoration of Registration/License 4* 2* 6
Petitions to Vacate Temporary Suspension 0 3 3
Petitions for Retention or Reinstatement 2 2 4
Petitions for Stay 0 0 0
Petitions to Surrender Registration 0 1 1
Petitions to Amend Determination 0 0 0
Totals 9 13 22
*Two petitions for restoration of checker registration denied but granted for restoration of longshoremen's registration.

ADDITIONAL COMMISSION DETERMINATIONS
Recommendations for Permanent Registration/License 5
Recommendations to Continue Temporary Permits/Registrations 5
Recommendations to Issue Notice of Hearing 3
Recommendations to Amend Notice of Hearing
Recommendations to Rescind Notice of Hearing
2
4
Recommendations to Issue Temporary Permit 0
Totals 19

DECASUALIZATION OF LONGSHOREPERSONS AND CHECKERS

Number Decasualized Remaining Registrants
1st decasualization June 3, 1955 7,141 31,574a
30th decasualization October 3, 1969 1,022 20,627b
40th decasualization September 26, 1974 271 14,143b
50th decasualization September 28, 1979 124 10,956b,c
60th decasualization October 4, 1984 88 8,026b,c
70th decasualization October 5, 1989 126 5,846b
75th decasualization April 3, 1992 33 3,941b
80th decasualization October 6, 1994 79 3,518b
85th decasualization May 9, 1997 36 2,848b,c
86th decasualization November 13, 1997 30 2,767b,c
87th decasualization May 27, 1998 37 2,762b,c
88th decasualization December 28, 1998 42 2,722b,c
89th decasualization April 30, 1999 44 2,585b,c
90th decasualization November 30, 1999 51 2,785b,c
91st decasualization May 19, 2000 77 2,649b,c
(a) Does not include craftsmen whose registrations were required on or after May 27, 1957.
(b) Does not include warehousemen, container repairmen, and other persons required to be registered on or after September 1, 1969.
(c) Includes persons registered on a temporary basis to meet special and emergency needs.

WATERFRONT COMMISSION DIVISION OF LICENSING/
EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION CENTERS
Showing Comparison of Hirings for the years ending June 30th, 1999 and 2000

HIRINGS %
Change
Increase
or
Decrease
% Share in
Port Employment
Piers and Areas 1999-2000 1998-1999 1999-2000 1998-1999
Manhattan 20,145 17,732 +2,413 +11.98% 3.15% 2.88%
Brooklyn & Staten Island 138,917 131,077 +7,840 +5.64% 21.70% 21.31%
Port Newark & Elizabeth 428,481 417,523 +10,958 +2.56% 66.95% 67.89%
Jersey City & Bayonne 52,504 48,658 +3,846 +7.33% 8.20% 7.91%
TOTAL-NEW JERSEY 480,985 466,181 +14,804 +3.08% 75.15% 75.80%
TOTAL-NEW YORK 159,062 148,809 +10,253 +6.45% 24.85% 24.20%
PORT WIDE TOTALS 640,047 614,990 +25,057 +3.91% 100.00% 100.00%

COMPARISON OF AVERAGE EARNINGS OF LONGSHOREPERSONS & CHECKERS

1954(*) 1997 1998 1999
Over $100,000 (*) 555 600 673
$75,000 to $100,000 (*) 467 450 460
$50,000 to $75,000 (*) 779 792 739
$25,000 to $50,000 (*) 656 563 496
$20,000 to $25,000 (*) 124 92 114
$15,000 to $20,000 (*) 99 102 71
$10,000 to $15,000 (*) 176 72 45
$5,000 to $10,000 3,797 192 93 102
Under $5,000 37,536 297 156 252
     TOTAL REPORTED 41,333 3,345 2,920 2,952
Total Earnings $102,061,108 $192,745,537 $189,724,820 $197,759,874
Total Hours Worked 37,813,991 6,674,877 6,578,955 6,563,551
% Hours Overtime 24.3% 42.0% 42.6% 42.6%
AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGES ** $2,469 $57,625 $64,974 $66,992
* Records Incomplete for 1954.
** Does Not Include Fringe Benefits.
NOTE: This table includes craftsmen such as carpenters, coopers, maintenance personnel and miscellaneous personnel required to be registered as longshoremen effective May 27, 1957, but does not include most persons required to be registered as waterfront warehousemen and in other capacities effective September 1, 1969. Similar tables in annual reports prior to 1957-1958 included earnings of longshoremen and checkers only, as reported by the New York Shipping Association. Guaranteed Annual Wage payments to qualifying persons are not included in the above figures.
SOURCE: New York Shipping Association for its fiscal year ending September 30th.

REGISTRATIONS AND LICENSES IN EFFECT DURING FISCAL YEARS
As of June 30th

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Longshore-
Persons
7,955
a
7810
a
6,999
a
6,520
a
6,511
a
5,371
a
5,129
a
5,095
a&b
4,822
a&b
4,642
a&b
4,688
a&b
4,479
a&b
4,076
a&b
3,986
a&b
3,868
a&b
3,952
a&b
Checkers 2,065 1,894
b
1,686
b
1,578
b
1,510 1,175 1,200
b
1,107
b
1,053
b
975
b
979
b
946
b
817
b
810
b
766
b
748
b
Hiring
Agents
242 242 229 233 185 179 173 182 174 170 184 187 186 190 186 188
Pier Super-
intendents
298 317 304 302 268 279 278 303 309 329 359 353 394 400 406 397
Pier
Guards
491 455 404 387 343 356 391 392 394 406 429 412 403 412 419 381
Stevedore Companies 87 83 80 73 71 69 68 71 68 72 75 74 75 75 72 73
Tele-
communications
System Controllers






14
c
14
c
14
c
12
c
12
c
12
c
9
c
10
c
9
c
9
c
Totals 11,138 10,801 9,702 9,093 8,888 7,429 7,253 7,164 6,834 6,606 6,726 6,463 5,960 5,883 5,726 5,748
(a) Includes warehousemen, container repairmen, and other persons required to register under amendments to Waterfront
Commission Act, effective September 1, 1969.
(b) Includes persons registered on a temporary basis to meet special and emergency needs.
(C) Includes persons required to be registered under amendment to Waterfront Commission Act, effective July 9, 1990.


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