West Coast Port Lockout

President Bush ventured into the West Coast dock lockout today, creating a fact-finding board of inquiry to determine the economic impact of the work stoppage. It could be the first step toward ordering the carriers to allow workers to return to their jobs. Talks between carriers and dock workers collapsed yesterday. The longshoremen union is accusing port employers of precipitating an economic crisis to ensure federal intervention. NPR's Laura Sydell reports.



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