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Port Of Los Angeles Strike Ends

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By Paul Johnson

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - After eight days out on strike -- workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are heading back to the docks this morning. "We were able to reach an agreement. I'm really pleased to tell all of you that my 10-thousand longshore workers in the ports of L-A, Long Beach are gonna start moving cargo on these ships." The deal came just hours after federal mediators arrived from Washington to assist with the talks. The union representing 800 clerical workers went out on strike last week - and dockworkers refused to cross their picket line. Union negotiators now have a contract proposal they will take to their members. Management and retailers estimate the strike cost the U-S economy one billion dollars a day.


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