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Business, labor resolve dispute on low-skill workers

WASHINGTON — Big business and labor have resolved a dispute over a low-skilled worker program that threatened to hold up agreement on a sweeping immigration bill, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

The deal was struck in a phone call late Friday night with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, US Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, and Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York, who has been mediating the dispute.

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