Registration of Former ILA Local Vice President Revoked
February 27, 2018
The longshoreman registration of Johnnie Taylor, 46, of East Orange, NJ, was revoked today following an administrative hearing. Taylor, the former vice president of Local 1588, was arrested on September 14, 2015, for possessing a loaded handgun in East Orange, NJ. He subsequently pleaded guilty in Essex County Superior Court and was sentenced on August 3, 2017 to two years’ probation. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) noted in his decision that Taylor displayed very poor judgment with regard to public safety. The ALJ found that Taylor possessed a loaded .9 mm handgun while intoxicated and recommended revocation of Taylor’s registration. The Commissioners agreed with the recommendation of the ALJ. Taylor had been suspended from working at the port since his arrest in September, 2015.