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Protesters storm EGT grain terminal in Washington state (local ILWU chapter Gone Wild!)
Yhaoo ^ | 9/8/11 | Karl Plume - Reuters

Posted on 09/08/2011 12:42:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 500 protesting port workers stormed the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview, Washington, on Thursday and damaged railcars and other property, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said.

The incident came a day after several of Longshoremen were arrested after blocking a train from arriving at the newly constructed facility owned by EGT, LLC, which is a joint venture of Bunge Ltd, ITOCHU International Inc and STX Pan Ocean Inc.

Early on Thursday, the protesters stormed the EGT facility, smashed guard shack windows, pushed a security vehicle into a ditch, cut brake lines on several rail cars and dumped grain from some cars onto the ground, Duscha said.

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The union said it had an agreement with the Port of Longview that required the hiring of workers from the local ILWU chapter to man the facility. EGT planned to hire workers from a different union.

"We fully support prosecution of this criminal behavior to the fullest extent under the law," EGT CEO Larry Clarke said. "Issues between EGT, the Port, and the ILWU should be resolved peacefully in a court of law."

ILWU spokesman Roy San Filippo said it was a "wildcat action" that was not sanctioned by the union.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bunge; grainterminal; ilwu; longshoremen; portoflongview; protesters; thug; thuggery; thugs; union; washington

1 posted on 09/08/2011 12:42:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
it was a "wildcat action" that was not sanctioned by the union.

Of course.

2 posted on 09/08/2011 12:44:43 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge
ILWU spokesman Roy San Filippo said it was a "wildcat action" that was not sanctioned by the union.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure!!


3 posted on 09/08/2011 12:45:07 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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Krystalnacht wasn’t sanctioned either.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 12:45:17 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge

And their boss sits in the Obama family box during his stupid speech.

It’s a slow-motion coup, people.


5 posted on 09/08/2011 12:46:14 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: NormsRevenge

protesting port workers....aka...UNION THUGS


6 posted on 09/08/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ctdonath2

They already have a restraining order in place. ongoing dispute.

September 2, 2011

Judge issues restraining order for Longview union
http://news.yahoo.com/judge-issues-restraining-order-longview-union-154627034.html


7 posted on 09/08/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: ctdonath2

The president of the union said “this is only the beginning”. Apparently what caused it was a photo circulated on the Net of the union president in police custody.

This looks like it may get nasty.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 12:47:11 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: ctdonath2

The islamic communist puppet’s people are trying to take more control for their “workers of the World”.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 12:47:49 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: NormsRevenge

No arrests. Very nice. Obviously the cops are big union guys, too.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 12:48:01 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: NormsRevenge

No one was injured and protesters disbursed before police arrived so no arrests were made,.. Don’t carry weapons, as the POOOloce will take care of you’ns.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 12:48:44 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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Union vs. Union Fight [International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU -Vs- OE, Local 701)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2775507/posts

Thursday, September 08, 2011 12:28:18 PM · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
openmarket.org ^ | Sept 8 2011 | by Ivan Osorio
A band I was in years ago had a song titled, “Sheet Rockers vs. Aluminum Siders,” about a fight our singer saw at work on a construction site. I was reminded of it earlier today, when members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) stormed the Port of Longview, Washington, where they held security guards hostage, blocked a train, and destroyed property, damaging railroad cars and dumping grain. They were protesting the hiring at a grain terminal by the employer, EGT, of a contractor employing workers belonging to a different union, the Operating Engineers. Such union turf battles are...


12 posted on 09/08/2011 12:49:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Wildcat action” my ass this is less than a week after Hoffa declares war on the American people in the Tea Party & Trumka (President AFL-CIO) has been calling for the same for months this has the real potential of getting seriously ugly , prepare for violence from union thugs the life you save will be your own.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 12:54:34 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

O’numbnuts is toast and his handlers know it.


14 posted on 09/08/2011 12:56:29 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: hoagy62

VIOLENCE:
ORGANIZED LABOR’S
UNIQUE PRIVILEGE

Sixty years after the rise of organized labor’s political machine during the New Deal, union officials remain the only class of citizens allowed, under federal law, to commit violence against their fellow citizens.

Under the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Enmons decision, union officials may destroy property, assault employees, and even murder them, and escape prosecution under federal extortion laws, so long as such violence is undertaken to secure what the Supreme Court called “legitimate” objectives, such as wage increases.

Our investigation of labor violence has revealed thousands of incidents of vandalism, arson, assaults, threats and murder perpetrated by union officials and their agents compiled from newspaper reports over the past two decades. As discovered from an in-depth investigation of the New York Daily News strike of 1990, such violence is often planned by union officials who seek out an employer’s vulnerable points, and move on to other points when they fail to exact enough punishment.

The scope of this crisis is underscored by the fact that while the Institute has compiled about 500 reports of union violence since 1975 in New York state, the New York City Police Department recorded more than 500 violent incidents in the 1990 Daily News strike alone.

http://thelaborers.net/HISTORY/violence_union_privilege.htm


15 posted on 09/08/2011 12:57:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (PC)
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To: NormsRevenge

Plainly this wouldn’t have happened had there been a real American in the Executive leadership of this Nation. A person who believes in this country, the Constitution, the people.

The union thugs would never have dreamed of such performance with such a leader in the WH, but with Obama, and his radical Marxist sycophants flopping about sucking up the treasure of our history they feel they can damned well do whatever they please.

Obama, and company are mentoring criminals, and crime is on the rise.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 12:57:46 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“What Can Unions Do For You?”


17 posted on 09/08/2011 12:59:32 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: NormsRevenge

Related threads:

Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2775473/posts

Union vs. Union Fight [International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU -Vs- OE, Local 701)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2775507/posts?page=1


18 posted on 09/08/2011 1:01:23 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Life imitating art, imitating life ...

19 posted on 09/08/2011 1:03:06 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rockinqsranch

You surround a group of them and you beat the crap out of them. One time, 5 minutes, and there will never be a problem again.

The unions were afraid of the union busters. They are bullies and the minute someone stands up to them, they back down like the petulant children they are.


20 posted on 09/08/2011 1:04:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: oh8eleven

I coulda been a contenda.
I coulda been somebody...


21 posted on 09/08/2011 1:05:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Illegal Labor is the Feds out for preserving the status quo regarding Taxes and Regulation..

Predatory tax and regulatory policies-actions that basically serve to perpetuate and grow governments-leave what business is left in the country seeking disposable labor.

Union Labor..as long as it involves the corporatist companies that are part of the fascist government gets to enjoy some degree of the illusion of privilege-as long as it is willing to function as the hammer to those organizations refusing to support the fascists.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 1:07:35 PM PDT by mo
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To: rockinqsranch

I believe we’re seeing the first “bubbles” in the boiling pot that is going to be an attempted violent communist revolution.

What they REALLY want is for someone to fight back,
so they have an excuse to bring in the gov’t goonsquads.


23 posted on 09/08/2011 1:08:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s Fault


24 posted on 09/08/2011 1:11:22 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: MrB

It’s not going to happen. The “R” group said let him telepromt. Nanners is pissed because there is no reaction. The SOB is done.


25 posted on 09/08/2011 1:15:23 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I worked the docks, and associated off dock support business for 35 years including a stint for awhile in the seventies as a member of the ILWU.

The vast majority of those involved in this “wildcat action” were probably typical of a specific sector of that union that actually aren’t very well respected by much of the other membership, however as I said the alleged leadership we have in D.C. today in the form of Obama, and his radical Leftist, Marxists allows some of the mouthier, power drunkards in the leadership of the unions to believe they can get away with anything they want, and they will be protected by Obama, Holder, etc., thus they encourage the scum sector of the union to act like what they are.

One can tell who these power drunkards are simply by standing, and quietly watching the body language of the individuals as they strut the piers, and encourage followers to sit for their court, or worship at their feet.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 1:18:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: eyedigress

There is a watermelon in the sky. The pig has eaten the nest.

repeat

There is a watermelon in the sky. The pig has eaten the nest.

end of message


27 posted on 09/08/2011 1:22:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: rockinqsranch

So, what you’re saying is that this is an ILWU failure; they’re unwillingness to clean house has enabled the formation of a manifest public nuisance that is now a clear and present danger to the community.

Guards need to arm up, and if this $H!+ happens again, unlimber the long guns and cut the SOBs in f$%King half.


28 posted on 09/08/2011 1:23:56 PM PDT by HKMk23 (YHVH NEVER PLAYS DEFENSE)
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To: Nachum

ping to thread and post 18 links


29 posted on 09/08/2011 1:29:49 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: MrB

That is damn near scary. The pig ate the watermelon. Thumpin Good! Thumpin Good! Obama watermelons are Thumpin Good!


30 posted on 09/08/2011 1:32:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: ctdonath2

So, they are calling the White House first these days?


31 posted on 09/08/2011 1:39:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HKMk23

What we need is leadership that enforces constitutional law, thus sets the example that says “you aren’t going to get away with being a thug creating harm to society, so don’t try it”.

Today we have “leadership” that says to the thugs “we support you”.


32 posted on 09/08/2011 1:46:47 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How do you deal with animals running wild? You shoot them.

Problem solved.


33 posted on 09/08/2011 2:08:39 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: MrB

Watch out for Scarves in the Headwind. It can be quite unnerving.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 2:44:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think a better headline would have been:
International Union Attacks US Port


35 posted on 09/08/2011 4:03:47 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m signing a new song.

Just look for the Union Aholes...

Saul Alinsky would be so proud....


36 posted on 09/09/2011 11:55:04 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m signing a new song.

Just look for the Union Aholes...

Saul Alinsky would be so proud....


37 posted on 09/09/2011 11:55:18 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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