West Coast dockworkers return to job

Dec 05, 2012 | 03:53 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, labor dispute, ILWU, ferrous scrap exports, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — An eight-day labor dispute that pretty much halted container traffic out of two major West Coast ports came to a close late Tuesday with what appears to be only a short-term impact on ferrous scrap exports and little to no effect on steel imports.
Dockworkers were due to return to work Wednesday as negotiators for clerical workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached a tentative agreement with employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., according to a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles. ....

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