February 8, 2009 3:26 PM

At nation's container ports, economy takes its toll on workers

Longshoremen, among the nation's highest paid blue-collar workers, can earn $100,000 a year with overtime. But at the Port of Virginia, Keith Clark thinks he'll be lucky to make $20,000 this year. More worrisome, he may not work the 1,300 hours required to keep his health insurance. Last week, he only worked four.

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