Bush Uses Taft-Hartley to End Dock Dispute NPR's Ina Jaffe reports from Los Angeles that ports along the West Coast are expected to reopen today. The ports have been closed for more than a week by a labor dispute between carriers and dock workers. Yesterday, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction that orders the Pacific Maritime Association to end its lockout of International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers. President Bush announced he'll seek an 80-day cooling-off period under the Taft-Hartley Act. A judge will decide on that next week.