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WTC Concrete Workers Back On Job After Stoppage

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- After a three-day work stoppage at the Word Trade Center site, concrete workers are back on the job.

The Cement and Concrete Workers District Council and the Cement League, which represents management, have agreed to extend a contract until August 16.

Members of the Concrete Workers District Council have been without a contract since July 1.

Louis Coletti, president of a management umbrella group Building Trades Employers' Association, said talks are scheduled to resume Friday.

The work stoppage affected One World Trade Center and the transit hub, but not the 9/11 memorial, which is set to open on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

It also impacted other major construction projects across the city including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Earlier this week, more than two dozen carpenters joined the hundreds of concrete workers in the walkout at the World Trade Center site.

The union representing about 22,000 carpenters has voted to authorize a strike if a deal with management isn't reach by Friday, when its contract extension expires.

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