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What the Looming Port Strike Is Really About

dieseldriver Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:18 AM
Buggy whips anyone? That would be a required accessory to your car if there had been a buggy whip makers union back when the automobile was supplanting the horse and carriage. Time to tell the Union to take a hike. Hire whoever is willing to work at the job for a decent wage and get on with life.
It's not about jobs. It's not about safety. It's not about improving dockworkers' living standards. The looming, long-planned East and Gulf Coast port strikes are about protecting Big Labor's archaic work practices and corrupt waterfront rackets.

Are you ready for a fiscal cliff? The union bosses of an estimated 14,500 workers at 15 ports are preparing to send the economy plunging back into recession over productivity and efficiency rules changes. You read that right. Much more on that in a moment. But first, here's what's at stake.

The International Longshoremen's Association's (ILA) grip extends from Boston to Texas to Florida and all points...

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