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What the Looming Port Strike Is Really About

EXFED4 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 1:33 PM
You have to hand it to these union thugs. After all, I only have a couple of degrees and spent almost 40 years crafting my way through my career by working hard and smart - but I make less than than these marginally educated dock workers.
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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