OT: Port Strike

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Submitted by no_such_reality on November 30, 2012 - 7:20am

Yep, they just want a living wage...

"Stephen Berry, lead negotiator for the shipping lines and cargo terminals, said the clerical workers have been offered a deal that includes "absolute job security," a raise that would take average annual pay to $195,000 from $165,000, 11 weeks' paid vacation and a generous pension increase."

Small Union Causing Big Problems for Ports

Submitted by flu on November 30, 2012 - 7:50am.

Lol.... No problem there.. Or in NY...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/por...

Milk milk milk...Tax tax tax. Milk milk milk. tax tax tax...

Get with the program NSR.

Submitted by flu on December 3, 2012 - 7:09pm.

Update...

$1billion loss per day..
And companies deciding to re-route shipping to other ports, NorCal and Mexico etc...

I would be surprised in the future if some of those companies end up not using LA/Long Beach again.. Wow. LA...what a cess-pool.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cargo-ship...

The strike has prompted at least 11 freighters to change course and take their cargo to ports in Northern California, Mexico and Panama, according to the non-profit Maritime Exchange of Southern California, which tracks shipping in the region.
Another 11 ships were waiting at anchorages outside the Los Angeles-Long Beach complex, unable to discharge their cargo, said Dick McKenna, executive director of the Maritime Exchange.
"Shippers are a conservative bunch. If there is no reliability at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, they'll go someplace else," said Steve Getzug, a spokesman for the Harbor Employers Association, representing shippers and terminal operators in the labor talks.

I think business should totally organize and boycott LA and Long Beach...

Viva Mexico!

Submitted by spdrun on December 3, 2012 - 7:52pm.

Or in NY...

Frankly, Port Authority PD should be abolished and folded into NYPD on the NY side and NJ Transit police on the NJ side. This is disgraceful.

Submitted by paramount on December 3, 2012 - 8:40pm.

There is a long history of the police beating up and murdering or otherwise killing port workers/strikers.

Submitted by spdrun on December 4, 2012 - 7:04am.

So best outcome is for the cops and strikers to off EACH OTHER? Two problems: overpaid cops and overpaid strikers solved in one swell foop.

Submitted by Hobie on December 4, 2012 - 10:26am.

I think it's time for teaboy to jump in and end this ranting by sp. ;))

Submitted by spdrun on December 4, 2012 - 10:44am.

Hey, I didn't originally bring up people shooting each other. I was just taking the thought to its logical conclusion, having no particular love for overpaid cops or overpaid mobsters:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mob_p...
(Yeah, it's the Post, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.)

Submitted by bearishgurl on December 4, 2012 - 12:21pm.

spdrun wrote:
Hey, I didn't originally bring up people shooting each other. I was just taking the thought to its logical conclusion, having no particular love for overpaid cops or overpaid mobsters:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mob_p...
(Yeah, it's the Post, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.)

ROTHLMYAO, spdrun! So true...

Great article . . . and thanks for sharing :=D

Submitted by flu on December 11, 2012 - 11:37am.

Fixed...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05...

"Shippers said they wanted the flexibility not to fill jobs that were no longer needed as clerks quit or retired. They said they promised the current clerks lifetime employment."

Submitted by flu on December 11, 2012 - 1:11pm.

Maybe there is some hope afterall

http://news.yahoo.com/protesters-march-m...

Requiring mandatory union participation in order to work at a position is just criminal.

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