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California Port Strike Reaches 7th Day; Cargo Ships Docked With No Place To Unload

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By Paul Johnson

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - The nation's largest port complex remains at a standstill as a strike reached its seventh day Monday.
Workers continue to picket at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California.
The 800-member clerical union went on strike last week after contract negotiations broke down.
They have been working without a contract since the summer of 2010.
The clerks don't handle cargo, but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines... forcing a shut down of 10 of the 14 terminals at the port complex.
Cargo ships are lined up with no place to unload. Experts estimate the strike is costing the country up to one billion dollars a day...and could lead to a shortage of items for retailers this holiday season.


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