By  on November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation and Retail Industry Leaders Association are calling on President Obama to help resolve a labor strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach which could impact last-minute holiday shipments for retailers, as well as U.S. exports.

“A prolonged strike at the nation’s largest ports would have a devastating impact on the U.S. economy,” said Matthew Shay, president and chief executive officer of the NRF, in a letter sent to Obama on Thursday. “We call upon you to use all means necessary to get the two sides back to the negotiating table.”

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