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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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To: NautiNurse
...workers that are currently on the clock will not be walking off.

So instead of enjoying Thanksgiving with their family, the union is telling those with the day off to instead protest in front of their union brothers who are making time and a half holiday wages. Hmmm...makes sense to me! (Sounds like Obama voters)

51 posted on 11/17/2012 4:16:01 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Flavius

“To soon ...

Don’t you be makin’ no Twinkie jokes! That goes double for Ho Ho’s.


52 posted on 11/17/2012 4:16:53 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: tacticalogic

Shall we tell them? lol


53 posted on 11/17/2012 4:17:07 PM PST by annieokie
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To: ColdOne

fire them. no one should be striking in this economic climate


54 posted on 11/17/2012 4:18:10 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tax-chick

I think he still is. till sometime in January.

Then Obama has to come in and clean up the mess he left behind.


55 posted on 11/17/2012 4:20:13 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ColdOne
I hope they replace them all with Illegals, at 1/4 the cost of pay/benefits as the Union slugs.

In Kalifornia, they not only deserve it for all the Illegals they are paying from public money (welfare, food stamps, Medical, education, etc.), but they also allow Unions to extort $100K/yr. salaries for cleaning streets.....

56 posted on 11/17/2012 4:20:29 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: cableguymn

Right, that’s it. Obama will have inherited an awful economic and foreign policy mess, but I’m sure he’ll get it all sorted out very quickly, and prosperity and amity will reign, unless Republicans in Congress engage in destructive partisanship.


57 posted on 11/17/2012 4:21:50 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: annieokie
Shall we tell them? lol

I vote we let it be a surprise.

58 posted on 11/17/2012 4:29:43 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: cableguymn
Their union buddies in the TSA stop it before it happens?

Have you seen the TSA?

59 posted on 11/17/2012 4:32:05 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Fire them all now.”

Ditto that!


60 posted on 11/17/2012 4:34:55 PM PST by panaxanax
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To: ColdOne

HA!

They are SEIU. If they go on strike, nobody will miss ‘em.


61 posted on 11/17/2012 4:36:02 PM PST by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for that. Best laugh I’ve had all day. This should be a sticker.


62 posted on 11/17/2012 4:36:33 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: ColdOne

I’m getting REALLY sick of these union thugs.


63 posted on 11/17/2012 4:37:07 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: tacticalogic

Yup. 2 or 3 of them sitting in the door way could stop a mac truck..

as long as they are well fed.. They get hungry and they won’t stay long.


64 posted on 11/17/2012 4:39:03 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ColdOne
LAX contractor that failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance.

Minimum wage was designed for high school and college kids, so they could have a little extra pocket cash. If these people can't do better than SEIU, well, don't blame anyone else. They voted for the party that dumbed them down.

If they strike and harm the company they work for, fire them all. There are people who have a good education and a normal family out there who'd be willing to take any job in this failing obomaconomy.

65 posted on 11/17/2012 4:41:25 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

Subliminal fun, very diabolical of you. It’s got to be fun when you see it having an effect.


66 posted on 11/17/2012 4:45:22 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: cableguymn

You figure they’re more than a match for a thousand really pissed-off people?


67 posted on 11/17/2012 4:47:32 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: NautiNurse
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.

I bet no one shows up for it. They are all too lazy.

68 posted on 11/17/2012 4:49:52 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: NautiNurse

So it’s not even a strike.

More like a “demonstration”.


69 posted on 11/17/2012 4:53:28 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Brandonmark
“union brothers who are making time and a half holiday wages. Hmmm...makes sense to me!”

I believe it's double time + holiday pay...

70 posted on 11/17/2012 5:00:28 PM PST by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: 2111USMC
More like a “demonstration”.

Or another temper tantrum.

71 posted on 11/17/2012 5:00:37 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Brandonmark

So how big of a raise (average) are they demanding in dollar amount?


72 posted on 11/17/2012 5:00:55 PM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: ColdOne
Fly SWA, I don't think they go to LAX, they use Ontario and Burbank.
73 posted on 11/17/2012 5:13:17 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: tacticalogic

I don’t think most of the sheeple have it in them anymore.


74 posted on 11/17/2012 5:16:04 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ColdOne

We still have 26,000,000 out of work right now some Im certain would love a job. Or transfer 1000 non union workers from Hostess


75 posted on 11/17/2012 5:17:42 PM PST by Clay+Iron_Times (The feet of the statue and the latter days of the church age)
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76 posted on 11/17/2012 5:21:08 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: MulberryDraw
So how big of a raise (average) are they demanding in dollar amount?

Actually, according to another account ( LAX Airport Workers Are NOT Striking on Thanksgiving Eve. Seriously. It's Gonna Be OK. ) this is about SEIU being upset because 465 workers voted themselves out of the union and as a result according to a former union member: ...he and his co-workers have left the union, he's making two dollars more an hour. He prefers the different insurance too--it's a PPO, as opposed to the HMO with family benefits he had while he was with the union.

77 posted on 11/17/2012 5:22:40 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: tacticalogic

Obamaphone voters are not smart enough to figure out WHO is to blame. Nor do they care. They love to get free stuff, and that is what they are motivated to seek. Free stuff.

No leftist is going to change their mind about socialism because their flight is delayed.

They don’t have jobs to schedule around, and the airlines will give them free coffee or something for their troubles.

This is just more revenge on the rich white man, so they will sit back and enjoy it.


78 posted on 11/17/2012 5:22:55 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: cableguymn
I don’t think most of the sheeple have it in them anymore.

Maybe not. But mobs will do things no individual in that mob would do on his own.

79 posted on 11/17/2012 5:25:40 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ColdOne

Oh, don’t worry your pretty little head about this. I’m certain our _Resident will step up and stop this silliness when he gets wind of it...like 72 hours AFTER it happens.

*SMIRK*


80 posted on 11/17/2012 5:26:17 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Truth2012
No leftist is going to change their mind about socialism because their flight is delayed.

I don't think any of them think much past what it is they want right now. The socialists get their support by promising to give it to them.

81 posted on 11/17/2012 5:29:29 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ColdOne

A contractor can’t afford to comply with some living wage law, so the SEIU will make sure that some family in LA going to see grandma suffers for it.

Thanks again Obama, you ****.


82 posted on 11/17/2012 5:30:08 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: pepsionice
Yeah just like the super geniuses in NYC remember how their snow plow drivers drove around with the blades up instead of actually plowing snow and caused a 'slow-down' that lead to the loss of life when ambulances couldn't get through. Or how they remembered ConEd threatening to strike during a heat wave......6 months from now the survivors will forget going without water, food, medical supplies, and electricity because of union shenanigans.

Other people will remember, but those in liberal bastions like LA and NYC will largely forget. They have more important things to concern themselves with. By the way did you hear that Kim Kardashian went to the Marine Corps Ball and that Justin Beiber threw up on stage?

When the people start to get fed up with unions, expect police officers, firemen, and teachers to be paraded around as victims of the evil taxpayer and used as an example of why union=good. You don't hate teachers do you? I mean teachers - its for the children.

Besides if it weren't for "skilled union labor" they could hire just anyone to work at LAX and your plane would probably fall out of the sky. You wouldn't want something to happen to Little Timmy while he was flying to Grandmother's house for Winter Holiday Celebration would you?

83 posted on 11/17/2012 5:30:25 PM PST by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: ColdOne

The union knuckledraggers sure are some greedy bass turds. Give ‘em a raise and they start whining that it still isn’t enough. I don’t know who these Neanderthals intend to work for once they finally destroy capitalism. The federal government I guess.


84 posted on 11/17/2012 5:34:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: NautiNurse
the workers that are currently on the clock will not be walking off.

That will prove their point, how? Most off the clock will be rushing home to be with their own families and some turkey and not in any picket line.

85 posted on 11/17/2012 5:41:32 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: ColdOne

What’s the big deal? Who in their right mind would be flying to LAX (located in Californicate). I could envision thousands of sane people flying out of LAX with one way tickets to a state of sanity. But if you are in need of a good screwing, then go for it .... first TSA gets their hands on you, the airlines screw you for over priced tickets and absolutely no service and finally Californicate screws you because you are fresh tax meat.


86 posted on 11/17/2012 5:49:24 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: ColdOne

Good. Bring it. Part of what made it politically feasible in the UK to squashthe unions was for people to see just how worthless they are. Let Americans see what strike after strike brings.


87 posted on 11/17/2012 5:53:30 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: ColdOne

EX-LAX - to take care of the constitipation that is affecting the SEIU. maybe it is time for SEIU to go the way of exlax (It is no longer made).

All this is part of Odumbo’s plan to cause for confusion and create chaos. what a country under Odumbo.

Just the American people have to do is stand strong and some people will realize that Democrat means shared misery.


88 posted on 11/17/2012 6:10:51 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hey who was that guy—military—in Katrina,who said, “You can’t fix stupid.”


89 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:41 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hey who was that guy—military—in Katrina,who said, “You can’t fix stupid.”


90 posted on 11/17/2012 6:56:40 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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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 resonsible for it?

Several hundred? Try a couple hundred thousand stranded passengers and disrupted family Thanksgiving reunions.

And the unions think this will draw the public to their side? Utter insanity.

91 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onyx

wouldn’t it be great if Romney came in to Hostess Corp, turned it around and knocked out the unions involved and everyone got re-hired! HA HAHAHA!


92 posted on 11/17/2012 7:02:09 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: pepsionice
"You can figure around 200k will travel in or out of LAX on Wednesday, and be affected."

Or more if missed connections propagate through the system.

93 posted on 11/17/2012 7:07:57 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

LOL. Heck of a good idea!


94 posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:00 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

Just stay far away from California in general and LA in particular.


95 posted on 11/17/2012 7:19:48 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: NautiNurse
"Airport workers who have that day off, or airport workers who are getting off shift or start a shift later on will be participating"

That's actually pretty funny!

"Ok, ah, listen up everyone. You guys are under paid, so what were're gonna do is band together in protest [clapping]! We're gonna do this the day before Thanksgiving when it'll really stick it to the man [more clapping]. So, I'm gonna ask everyone, underpaid and all... the day before Thanksgiving... to work a double shift or come in if you're off - for free, ah, no pay - to march for brotherhood [chirp, chirp]. Whaddya all say, let's do the SEIU cheer TOGETHER [chirp, cough, chirp]"

96 posted on 11/17/2012 7:37:40 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: 2111USMC

More like a press release to an obliging media.


97 posted on 11/17/2012 8:05:37 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ColdOne

The loss of Thanksgiving travel revenue may hit the airlines and supporting industries as hard as plant closures did Hostess. How’d that work out for the unions?


98 posted on 11/17/2012 8:52:08 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: cripplecreek

Excellent! Going out to my Dim Lib list.


99 posted on 11/17/2012 9:08:44 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Be positive: America is greater than Obama.)
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To: ColdOne

Just go all “Hostess” on their ass.


100 posted on 11/17/2012 9:32:05 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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