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LAX Union Workers To Strike On Thanksgiving Eve
breitbart.com ^ | 11/17/12 | Tony Lee

Posted on 11/17/2012 3:33:13 PM PST by ColdOne

As many as 1000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) workers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are considering going on strike on Thanksgiving eve in what is the busiest travel day of the year.

Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, said the protest would be in response to an LAX contractor that failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: greatnews; lax; moreofthis; obamasfault; seiu; thanksgiving; thiswillhelpin2014; unions
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1 posted on 11/17/2012 3:33:20 PM PST by ColdOne
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2 posted on 11/17/2012 3:35:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ColdOne

So that would make them Ex-LAX Union Workers for a day? got it.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 3:36:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ColdOne

SEIU. Mexican citizens don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 3:36:59 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL nice.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 3:37:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ColdOne

And unions wonder why they are losing support.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 3:37:53 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: ColdOne

Private sector union strike=job loss for workers.

Public sector union strike=we all lose.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 3:38:42 PM PST by Catmom
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To: NormsRevenge

“So that would make them Ex-LAX Union Workers for a day? got it.

Couldn’t be Ex-LAX. They don’t give a sh*t. Taking the day off just before the busiest traveling day of the year is scummy, not sh*tty.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 3:40:37 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

You can figure around 200k will travel in or out of LAX on Wednesday, and be affected. Everyone of them will remember the day, and the people involved. It’s just another negative mark on why unions aren’t a good thing.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 3:40:40 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: ColdOne

What happens when several hundred stranded passengers inside the terminal find out that the few dozen people on the picket line outside are resonsible for it?


10 posted on 11/17/2012 3:41:24 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder who’s cheering, except them for themselves.

Of course as last week taught us, don’t underestimate the stupidity...


11 posted on 11/17/2012 3:42:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ColdOne

Fire them all now. Give passengers the opportunity to make alternative arrangements.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 3:42:15 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: NormsRevenge

Very lax LAX Workers


13 posted on 11/17/2012 3:43:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: pepsionice

And those 299k have brothers,sisters,moms,dads, and kids. A lot of people will remember.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 3:43:46 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: ColdOne
This should be publicized as the action of an Obama ally. SEIU is one of Obama’s main armies.
15 posted on 11/17/2012 3:44:03 PM PST by Truth29
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To: ColdOne

While I despise most all unions, the SEIU has to me the filthiest POS Marxist union in America.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 3:44:04 PM PST by AlexW
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To: fatnotlazy

stupid collectivist socialist do-gooder schemes. not even the (in)famous fdr would have countenanced this.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 3:44:33 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

200k


18 posted on 11/17/2012 3:45:19 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: AlexW
While I despise most all unions, the SEIU has to me the filthiest POS Marxist union in America.

No doubt about it. I took special pleasure in helping to crush their forced dues skim in Michigan last week.
19 posted on 11/17/2012 3:46:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ColdOne
Per LA Weekly:
Airport workers who have that day off, or airport workers who are
getting off shift or start a shift later on will be participating, but the
workers that are currently on the clock will not be walking off.

20 posted on 11/17/2012 3:46:56 PM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: Truth29

i don’t think obama asked for this one, though. remember the “you owe us” union message after he won? in that same vein, they want to state “hey we’re here and we can raise havoc if we want” in case obama gets weak kneed.

i would love, love, love to see the unions and obama get into a massive cat fight.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 3:47:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ColdOne

FIre them all..hire people that will be HAPPY to have a job...but they cannot join a union. Morons. That’s probably a night where they get overtime.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 3:47:36 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: NautiNurse

you mean, a symbolic protest but no real strike...

i didn’t think they would be cadly enough to do that.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s a good one. A Twinkie for you:)


24 posted on 11/17/2012 3:49:08 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for that link.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 3:49:40 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

if anything that has to be a bummer for the adjacent-shift workers who are being told to go there and picket. because many of them certainly had other plans for that time, during this busy holiday season! way ta go, goons.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 3:51:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ColdOne

Reaganize ‘em! Fire every one of those worthless b*stards!


27 posted on 11/17/2012 3:54:36 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: ColdOne
First Twinkies, then the Black Friday weekend. Is nothing sacred to these people?
28 posted on 11/17/2012 3:54:42 PM PST by fhayek
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To: ColdOne

So they’ll be LAX in their responsibilities . . .


29 posted on 11/17/2012 3:56:50 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ColdOne

Let them eat twinkies

To soon ...


30 posted on 11/17/2012 3:57:57 PM PST by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Ha.

LA deserves this.

They swear by Communism.

Let them enjoy it firsthand.


31 posted on 11/17/2012 3:59:13 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m pretty sure enough people could show up that know how to run an airport better than the SEIU.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 3:59:41 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: pepsionice
Everyone of them will remember the day, and the people involved.

Nonsense. Far more than half will blame the evil contractor who wouldn't give in to union blackmail. That's the way the union biz works. Union employees not collecting trash? Don't blame them - blame the city that won't give them everything they want. Union employees not running snow removal equipment? Don't blame them - blame the city that won't give them everything they want.

33 posted on 11/17/2012 4:00:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: LyinLibs

LA isn’t as bad as Sick Freako, though. I’m not sure they are even as bad as New Yuck City.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 4:00:41 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Tax-chick

Unless they can see what these demands are costing them. It’s easy enough to say let them have other people’s money.


35 posted on 11/17/2012 4:01:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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36 posted on 11/17/2012 4:02:16 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: cripplecreek

Yay!


37 posted on 11/17/2012 4:03:53 PM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: DesertRhino

We have a small department at my work and they belong to the SEIU. Almost everyone else including me are not unionized. I have made it a point to never look a SEIU employee in the eyes when speaking with one of them. It drives them crazy! It’s a lot of fun!


38 posted on 11/17/2012 4:04:59 PM PST by Katiana Kalashnikova
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To: DesertRhino
SEIU. Mexican citizens don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.

That's right.

39 posted on 11/17/2012 4:06:05 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Flavius

no not to soon!


40 posted on 11/17/2012 4:07:53 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: tacticalogic

Their union buddies in the TSA stop it before it happens?


41 posted on 11/17/2012 4:07:53 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ColdOne

Striking to improve working conditions is one thing. (I don’t think the working conditions at LAX are poor) Striking during a tough economy to improve self is selfish and they should be fired. There are millions of unemployed workers that would gladly take their position and not impact the traveling public. When the unions force a strike, everyone loses except for the union bosses, who could care less about the average union worker (except for their dues),


42 posted on 11/17/2012 4:08:31 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: ColdOne

there are no more twinkies to be had, although there are some estimable generics around.


43 posted on 11/17/2012 4:10:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A lot of people don’t reason that way.


44 posted on 11/17/2012 4:11:14 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: Tax-chick

The rest will blame bush.


45 posted on 11/17/2012 4:11:29 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: tacticalogic
"What happens when several hundred stranded passengers inside the terminal find out that the few dozen people on the picket line outside are responsible for it?"

The travelers are likely unarmed.

46 posted on 11/17/2012 4:12:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: everyone



Excluding LAX on Thanksgiving.

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47 posted on 11/17/2012 4:13:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ColdOne

What exactly is it that these people do?


48 posted on 11/17/2012 4:14:42 PM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: cableguymn

Sure, he was President until, like, yesterday, wasn’t he?


49 posted on 11/17/2012 4:14:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: bergmeid

as little as possible..

It might be they strike and no one notices.

The TSA part of SEIU now?


50 posted on 11/17/2012 4:15:38 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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