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Trade Groups Urge Biden to Stay Engaged in West Coast Port Talks

  • Letter urges short-term contract extension during talks
  • ILWU, PMA to keep negotiating, say no disruptions in sight
US President Joe Biden speaks at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, on June 10.

US President Joe Biden speaks at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, on June 10.

Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg

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President Joe Biden should stay engaged in the labor negotiations for more than 22,000 West Coast dockworkers to avoid disruptions in port operations after their current contract expires July 1, a coalition of 150 trade groups said.