WASHINGTON — The standoff between West Coast dock workers and shippers that has idled ports turned ugly Tuesday, as desperate retailers made pleas to the White House to intervene in the labor dispute that’s threatening the U.S. economy, including critical holiday season cargo.

The prospect of a negotiated settlement was quickly dashed in the morning, when both sides showed up for a meeting at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service in Oakland. But International Longshore & Warehouse Union officials stormed out because they said officials from the shippers’ Pacific Maritime Association brought armed guards.

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