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Pickers back at work in Baja California, but animosity remains
Pickers back at work in Baja California, but animosity remains

The farmworker strike that has crippled Baja California agricultural exports appears to be easing, but labor leaders and industry officials remain at odds and hundreds of protesters on Monday headed to the state capital to keep pressing for higher wages. Industry and government officials said harvest production totals are almost back to normal as thousands of laborers returned to the fields over the weekend after nearly two weeks of being on strike. The work stoppage in the San Quintin region 200 miles south of San Diego — a supplier of produce to major U.S. retailers — led to some shortages and economic damage estimated in the tens of millions of dollars. Talks on Friday...

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