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Dockworkers ratify new 6-year contract

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Dockworkers along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico have ratified a new six-year contract, ending more than a year of negotiations.

The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO, posted news of the ratification on its website late Tuesday. It said vote totals from its 14,500 longshoremen were still being tallied but that the contract was ‘‘overwhelmingly approved.’’

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