Carnival chaos! Beads stuck on docks, delayed
NEW ORLEANS - A labor dispute has disrupted shipments of Mardi Gras beads for krewes in South Louisiana.
There is a contract dispute unfolding on the docks of Los Angeles between workers and shipping companies. It has caused delays and put beads on back order.
Stores are having a hard time keeping up with the demand of an early Mardi Gras, WWL TV reported Friday. WWL, a television station in New Orleans, has is a news partner of WBRZ TV and WBRZ.com.
"It's about 20 percent of what we would normal bring in that is not here now," Dan Kelly, president of Beads by the Dozen, told the station.
"Unfortunately, a lot of it is the custom product we need for the krewes."
Kelly said almost every krewe is affected.
The station reports local retailers are trying to meet the demand of krewes who can't get beads.
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