60 longshoremen lose jobs

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About 60 union workers have lost their jobs at Virginia International Terminals, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

The workers, who operated “yard hustlers” that moved cargo around the terminals, were cut from Norfolk International Terminals because of technological improvements at the terminal’s rail operations.

The plan had been negotiated with the International Longshoremen’s Association of Hampton Roads.

The announcement comes a week after VIT announced it was laying off 90 workers from its staff because of a drop in container traffic during the recession.

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