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White House to intervene in US ports labour dispute

For about nine months, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, whose workers unload cargo with giant cranes, then move it onto trucks and trains, has been in negotiations with shipowners.

Los Angeles

SEEKING an end to a protracted labour dispute that has led to costly delays in West Coast shipping, President Barack Obama has decided to intervene, the White House announced.

At the president's request, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez will travel to California to "meet