W. Coast port strike ends, backlogs may persist

Dec 05, 2012 | 10:52 AM | Anne Riley

Tags  OHL, Los Angeles, ports, Long Beach, shipping

NEW YORK — A strike that lasted more than a week at two of the West Coast’s largest port facilities came to a close late Tuesday, although industry players say shipping backlogs could persist even as workers returned to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday morning.

Clerical members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who have been working without a labor contract since June 2010, ended their eight-day strike Tuesday after reaching a tentative deal with 14 employers at the ports, the union said on its website. ....

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