Work resumed quickly in some of the main West Coast U.S. ports on Sunday (10?
Work resumed quickly in some of the main West Coast U.S. ports on Sunday (10 October), as dock workers obeyed President Nixon's order for a temporary end to their 101-day strike. This film of the action in Los Angeles is from NBC news.
President Nixon on Wednesday ordered an 80-day resumption, securing an injunction to force this under the Taft-Hartley law.
Thousands of workers crowded the hiring halls in Los Angeles, but there was a slow start to work because time and servicing were needed to re-activate machinery. In San Francisco, about half of the workers did not answer the call back to work; many feel the injunction has weakened their bargaining power without solving their dispute.