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Dock Workers Hit with Formal Allegation of 'Slowdown'

Shipping companies file court papers charging West Coast dock workers with a work slowdown. Union leaders say they are working as fast as they can given the backup resulting from a recent lockout. NPR's Elaine Korry reports.

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Elaine Korry is an NPR contributor based in San Francisco. From August 2004-June 2007 she worked as an NPR senior reporter covering social policy for NPR, with a focus on education, and on the lives of the nation's most vulnerable citizens — the homeless, those living in poverty, working in low wage positions, and trying to find their way to a more stable life.