Possible Strike Has Shippers Looking Skyward

Thursday, May 27, 1999
The possibility of the first dockworkers strike on the U.S. West Coast in 28 years has shippers looking to air cargo as a back-up. The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) began negotiations here last week on a new three-year contract for 14,500 West Coast dockworkers. To date, though, the tone has not been positive.

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