Los Angeles ports to reopen after strike

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LOS ANGELES — Work resumed today at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors after settlement of a strike that crippled the nation’s busiest container port complex for more than a week.

Clerical workers who said that shippers were offshoring their jobs struck on Nov. 27 and thousands of dockworkers in the same union refused to cross picket lines, paralyzing much of the ports complex that handles 44 percent of all containerized cargo that arrives by sea nationwide, such as cars from Japan and computers from China.

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement to end the strike late Tuesday, less than two hours after federal mediators arrived from Washington, D.C. A statement from the workers’ union said it had won new protections preventing jobs from being

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