Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Los Angeles Port Strike ENDED



Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation's largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out.

Negotiators reached an agreement to end the strike late Tuesday, less than two hours after federal mediators arrived from Washington, D.C. No details about the terms of the deal were released.

The strike began Nov. 27, when 450 members of the union's local clerical workers unit walked off their jobs. The walkout quickly closed 10 of the ports' 14 terminals when some 10,000 dockworkers, members of the clerks' sister union, refused to cross picket lines.