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Clerical workers carry signs in protest at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says both sides in a strike at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have agreed to federal mediation. However, the union representing clerical workers says the strike now in its eighth day will continue. Clerical workers are striking 10 terminals at the nations busiest port complex and dockworkers wont cross picket lines.