After a weekend shutdown, ports on the West Coast were back in business on Tuesday.
The White House dispatched U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez to San Francisco to try to broker a deal between dockworkers and shipping companies. They’ve been locked in a contract dispute that for months has slowed the flow of cargo and caused ripples throughout the global economy.
But, even when a deal is reached, port officials say it could take weeks to clear the backlog.
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