CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996 |
A labor standoff at the nation's busiest harbor complex lurched into its fourth day Thursday as thousands of truckers stood idle and shippers watched stacks of stranded freight containers slowly rise. The access roads and loading lots at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach barely rustled under the morning fog, but shippers said operations appeared to pick up modestly over Wednesday, estimating that truck traffic was between 30% and 50% of normal.
May 8, 1996 |
The long-festering labor ruckus that has hampered steamship lines and trucking companies around the nation's busiest harbor complex for more than a week is on the verge of reaching a boiling point, with the future of the Southern California shipping industry in doubt and the reputations of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports on the line.