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Work at West Coast ports to scale back for 4 days
The four-day cutback is the latest in a series of work reductions.
Unloading of ships at night at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports was stopped last month. The employer group said terminals were so overcrowded that they needed to focus on moving containers off the docks, without adding new cargo to the mix. Ship unloading was also temporary stopped last weekend.
"The slowdowns need to end. The brinkmanship needs to stop," said Jonathan Gold, vice president for Supply Chain at the National Retail Federation, which Wednesday called on President Obama to intervene. "This stalemate is hurting American businesses, their employees and consumers."