Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:56 AM by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The White House and the mayor of Los Angeles are urging a quick end to a strike that's shut down much of the nation's busiest port complex for eight days.
Clerical workers today are continuing their walkout at 10 LA and Long Beach terminals. The workers claim shippers are outsourcing their jobs - which shippers deny. Dockworkers are refusing to cross their picket lines.
City News Service says LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a late-night meeting Monday with both sides but there's been no breakthrough in contract talks. Villaraigosa says the strike is costing the local economy billions.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president is closely monitoring the situation and is urging both sides to quickly reach agreement.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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