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Clearing cargo backlog at Southland ports may take three months
Clearing cargo backlog at Southland ports may take three months

Southern California port officials say it could take up to three months to clear cargo that piled up during a labor dispute that threatened to cripple West Coast commerce. On Friday, shipping companies and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached an agreement in contract talks that had dragged on since last year. The White House dispatched Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to California to help broker an agreement after the standoff all but closed ports from Southern California to Washington state over the President's Day weekend. As political leaders held a news conference Monday with industry officials in San Pedro to celebrate the tentative deal — which still must...

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