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Gov. Scott urges Obama to take action to prevent ports strike

An oil tanker makes a call at the Port of Tampa, one of the four Florida ports that could be idled if longshoremen and shipping companies fail to reach an agreement by Dec. 30. File photo by Roger Wollstadt.

Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter to President Barack Obama late Friday, pressing him to use executive powers to keep dockworkers and shipping companies at the negotiating table to prevent a strike that would close 15 ports along the East and Gulf coasts.

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