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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:42 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Talks between West Coast dock workers and employers have stalled and the White House will be sending U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to referee the disagreement. However, some industry watchers say it's too late as some shippers make plans to move away from West Coast ports to other venues.

Union workers are suspected of launching deliberate work slowdowns at West Coast ports and on Feb. 11, the employers' group, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), announced suspension of four days of premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations -- Feb. 12 (Lincoln's Birthday); Feb. 14; 'Feb 15; and Feb ...

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