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West Coast Port Rules

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West Coast Port Rules

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NPR's Robert Smith reports on safety rules for longshoremen working the docks along the West Coast. Port managers decided to lock out the workers after union members began "working to rule," following every safety regulation. Shipping companies claimed that "working to rule," is in effect a work slowdown. That lockout lasted 10 days before the Bush administration stepped in.

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