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May 11, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gray-haired and gravel-voiced, Emilio Coronado is a veteran of the simmering tensions that have sparked one strike after another by independent truckers at the sprawling Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex. Coronado was there with his fellow drivers in 1988 when a 2 1/2-week walkout against the trucking companies turned violent and collapsed. And he was part of the loosely organized group of mainly Latino immigrant truckers that struck for 10 days in 1993 before caving in and returning to work.
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May 11, 1996
Thousands of truckers surged Friday to a defunct bowling alley in Lynwood to rally behind the onetime insurance agent at the vortex of the labor quarrel at the Los Angeles and Long Beach docks that is delaying trade. Amid reports of renegade truckers returning to work and frustrated by the failure of Donald L. Allen's start-up company to deliver the jobs he has been promising, about 2,000 drivers filled what was once a 34-lane bowling alley and met with Allen.
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May 3, 1996 | LAURA ACCINELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The road under Franklin Rodriguez's rig has never been paved with gold, but lately it's littered with obstacles. Buckling under the combined strain of higher costs, cutthroat competition and longer delays at ever-busier docks in Long Beach and Los Angeles, independent trucker Rodriguez has realized he can't afford to be his own boss. Not anymore. "The owner-operator has lost his right to bargain with the companies we work for. You can't tell them what you need.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gray-haired and gravel-voiced, Emilio Coronado is a veteran of the simmering tensions that have sparked one strike after another by independent truckers at the sprawling Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex. Coronado was there with his fellow drivers in 1988 when a 2 1/2-week walkout against the trucking companies turned violent and collapsed. And he was part of the loosely organized group of mainly Latino immigrant truckers that struck for 10 days in 1993 before caving in and returning to work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1996
Thousands of truckers surged Friday to a defunct bowling alley in Lynwood to rally behind the onetime insurance agent at the vortex of the labor quarrel at the Los Angeles and Long Beach docks that is delaying trade. Amid reports of renegade truckers returning to work and frustrated by the failure of Donald L. Allen's start-up company to deliver the jobs he has been promising, about 2,000 drivers filled what was once a 34-lane bowling alley and met with Allen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996 | TOM GORMAN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 2,000 dust-caked trucks sit idled on a gravel lot here, keys in their ignitions but their batteries dying, testimony to one man's gambit to revolutionize business at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors 50 miles away. The owners of these trucks hope to find work at the Transport Maritime Assn., a Cerritos start-up company founded by a former insurance agent, Donald L. Allen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California attorney general's office Thursday opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations of price-fixing and other antitrust violations at a start-up trucking company and harbor-area union that are at the center of the labor struggle that has choked the flow of freight at Los Angeles' twin ports for nearly two weeks. "It's hard to say whether there's fire behind the smoke," said Senior Assistant Atty. Gen. Tom Greene, chief of the state's antitrust section.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1996
Lawyers for terminal operators at the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor complex won a court order late Tuesday to bar off-the-job truck drivers from picketing en masse in front of terminal gates. About 500 unionized truck drivers protested outside the gates of Evergreen America Corp. terminal at the Port of Los Angeles all day Tuesday, crippling the flow of traffic of the few trucks there were still operating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996 | TOM GORMAN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 2,000 dust-caked trucks sit idled on a gravel lot here, keys in their ignitions but their batteries dying, testimony to one man's gambit to revolutionize business at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors 50 miles away. The owners of these trucks hope to find work at the Transport Maritime Assn., a Cerritos start-up company founded by a former insurance agent, Donald L. Allen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California attorney general's office Thursday opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations of price-fixing and other antitrust violations at a start-up trucking company and harbor-area union that are at the center of the labor struggle that has choked the flow of freight at Los Angeles' twin ports for nearly two weeks. "It's hard to say whether there's fire behind the smoke," said Senior Assistant Atty. Gen. Tom Greene, chief of the state's antitrust section.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1996
Lawyers for terminal operators at the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor complex won a court order late Tuesday to bar off-the-job truck drivers from picketing en masse in front of terminal gates. About 500 unionized truck drivers protested outside the gates of Evergreen America Corp. terminal at the Port of Los Angeles all day Tuesday, crippling the flow of traffic of the few trucks there were still operating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996 | LAURA ACCINELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The road under Franklin Rodriguez's rig has never been paved with gold, but lately it's littered with obstacles. Buckling under the combined strain of higher costs, cutthroat competition and longer delays at ever-busier docks in Long Beach and Los Angeles, independent trucker Rodriguez has realized he can't afford to be his own boss. Not anymore. "The owner-operator has lost his right to bargain with the companies we work for. You can't tell them what you need.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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