West Coast port talks resume after rallies


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Negotiators took Thursday off as dockworkers held a demonstration against their employers.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Negotiators took Thursday off as dockworkers held a demonstration against their employers.

The companies operating port terminals assert that workers have slowed the rate at which they process containers brought from Asia aboard massive ships, adding to gridlock as mountains of imports dwell on dockside yards.

Employers started scaling back work crews this month, saying they won’t unload ships at night and instead are focused on clearing the backlog from dockside yards. They say the strategy is working.

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