Todd Ceases Operations At New Orleans Division

Todd Shipyards Corporation has announced that it has put operations at its New Orleans Division on idle status following a six-month strike by Local 29 of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America. According to Todd president Hans K. Schaefer, this action was made necessary after the union continued to insist on unrealistic wage and fringe benefits demands despite several counter- offers by the company.

At the time of the strike, employment at the New Orleans ship repair facility stood at about 140 workers— a relatively low level compared with past periods. At the present time, Todd has no plans to reactivate the facility in the near future.

One of the country's leading ship construction and repair companies, Todd operates shipyards in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Galveston. Its recently acquired ARO subsidiary is an international manufacturer of industrial air powered equipment and aeronautical life support systems.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Feb 1986 Texas

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