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What the Looming Port Strike Is Really About

Larry3972 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 12:58 PM
It would be a mistake for the union to strike. If the strike really starts to hurt, the papers and TV will be full of stories about their wages and benefits. These workers are overpaid relative to other work in the national economy. If I were them, I would want to fly under the radar and not waive my wage of $55/hr for semi-skilled labor under the noses of the community. Keep it quiet and keep it coming.
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.

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