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America’s dockworkers hit first by downtown – Bloomberg Editorial

American flag waving in front of container cranes at a port

BLOOMBERG, March 11, 2020 Dockworkers feel the effects before the downdraft hits truckers, farmers, railroads, distribution centers, stores and showrooms. Longshoremen hold a revered place in economic and political history — from the docks of London and South Africa to Southern California. They’re on the front line when waves of trouble arrive, whether from trade disputes, recessions in far-away places or natural disasters that …

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