> Yea, but the ONE $140K longshoreman pays a lot more
> taxes than the 14 $10K workers (who will pay NONE
> because they are all low income).
True, but if the unions didn’t have the ports tied down so tight, the employers would be able to hire the many US citizens who would do the job for a reasonable wage without having to worry about importing cheap labor. There’s no way $140k is the market price for that kind of work — except when the market is distorted by organized labor.