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November 1, 1987 | From Reuters
The world has too many ships, and job prospects are dim for the men who build and sail them. Giant oil tankers, container ships and freighters lie idle in many major ports for lack of cargoes, while dwindling orders for new vessels have spread shipyard unemployment from Western Europe to the Far East.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another legal setback for the West Coast's largest shipping association, a federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that accused the powerful longshore workers union of conducting scores of illegal work stoppages that have idled cargo and cost shippers tens of millions of dollars. The case, brought by the Pacific Maritime Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992
A federal judge in Los Angeles late Friday issued a temporary restraining order against the 50,000-member International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union to block its threatened one-day walkout Monday at West Coast ports. ILWU officials could not be reached for comment about the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Takasugi. Previously, the ILWU announced plans to stage a 24-hour walkout in protest of Southern Pacific's layoffs of 350 longshoremen at a Wilmington rail yard.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1995 | From Reuters
The Teamsters union said Wednesday its members would walk off their jobs today at Ryder System Inc., the country's largest shipper of new automobiles, after working without a contract for 3 1/2 months. A strike by about 5,000 Teamster drivers and dock workers, scheduled for 6 a.m. EDT today, could shut down Ryder's three automobile hauling operations, which control about a third of the car hauling business in the country and have large contracts with General Motors Corp.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting idle in rail terminals from California to Nebraska were about 300 loaded trailers that are Art Kinkade's responsibility. On Wednesday, after the nationwide rail strike began, the weight of that responsibility was bearing down on Kinkade, operations manager for the Southgate-based rail shipping agent Quality Intermodal. As an agent, Quality doesn't ship goods itself but takes charge of arranging pickups and safe and timely--sometimes overnight-- deliveries.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The railroad strike was only hours old when the evidence of its disruptive power--along with a nation's worth of stranded cargo--began piling up across the country: When the nation's rails went silent Wednesday morning, Grain Sales Co. in Atlanta was left with several hundred rail cars--each carrying 100 tons of grain destined to be poultry feed--idled at rail sidings throughout the Midwest. ConAgra Inc. in Omaha, Neb.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1995 | From Reuters
The Teamsters union said Wednesday its members would walk off their jobs today at Ryder System Inc., the country's largest shipper of new automobiles, after working without a contract for 3 1/2 months. A strike by about 5,000 Teamster drivers and dock workers, scheduled for 6 a.m. EDT today, could shut down Ryder's three automobile hauling operations, which control about a third of the car hauling business in the country and have large contracts with General Motors Corp.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | From Reuters
Angry truckers vowed Friday to intensify their stranglehold on French roads after talks failed to settle a dispute over penalties for traffic violations that has stranded thousands of tourists and disrupted supplies. They said the five-day-old blockade would be stepped up since talks with the government had not solved the conflict over a new point system that penalizes drivers for serious traffic offenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
Charging sexual harassment, nepotism and other alleged abuses by their supervisors, 22 Filipino crewmen left the cruise ship Azure Seas in San Pedro before a three-day excursion this week to Ensenada. The crewmen, who were scheduled to be flown home Tuesday to the Philippines, submitted a list of written complaints as they left the vessel Monday, cruise officials acknowledged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another legal setback for the West Coast's largest shipping association, a federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that accused the powerful longshore workers union of conducting scores of illegal work stoppages that have idled cargo and cost shippers tens of millions of dollars. The case, brought by the Pacific Maritime Assn.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | From Reuters
Angry truckers vowed Friday to intensify their stranglehold on French roads after talks failed to settle a dispute over penalties for traffic violations that has stranded thousands of tourists and disrupted supplies. They said the five-day-old blockade would be stepped up since talks with the government had not solved the conflict over a new point system that penalizes drivers for serious traffic offenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992
A federal judge in Los Angeles late Friday issued a temporary restraining order against the 50,000-member International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union to block its threatened one-day walkout Monday at West Coast ports. ILWU officials could not be reached for comment about the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Takasugi. Previously, the ILWU announced plans to stage a 24-hour walkout in protest of Southern Pacific's layoffs of 350 longshoremen at a Wilmington rail yard.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting idle in rail terminals from California to Nebraska were about 300 loaded trailers that are Art Kinkade's responsibility. On Wednesday, after the nationwide rail strike began, the weight of that responsibility was bearing down on Kinkade, operations manager for the Southgate-based rail shipping agent Quality Intermodal. As an agent, Quality doesn't ship goods itself but takes charge of arranging pickups and safe and timely--sometimes overnight-- deliveries.
BUSINESS
April 18, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The railroad strike was only hours old when the evidence of its disruptive power--along with a nation's worth of stranded cargo--began piling up across the country: When the nation's rails went silent Wednesday morning, Grain Sales Co. in Atlanta was left with several hundred rail cars--each carrying 100 tons of grain destined to be poultry feed--idled at rail sidings throughout the Midwest. ConAgra Inc. in Omaha, Neb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
Charging sexual harassment, nepotism and other alleged abuses by their supervisors, 22 Filipino crewmen left the cruise ship Azure Seas in San Pedro before a three-day excursion this week to Ensenada. The crewmen, who were scheduled to be flown home Tuesday to the Philippines, submitted a list of written complaints as they left the vessel Monday, cruise officials acknowledged.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1987 | From Reuters
The world has too many ships, and job prospects are dim for the men who build and sail them. Giant oil tankers, container ships and freighters lie idle in many major ports for lack of cargoes, while dwindling orders for new vessels have spread shipyard unemployment from Western Europe to the Far East.
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