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Happy Thanksgiving: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX
breitbart.com ^ | 11/20/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/21/2012 12:39:12 PM PST by ColdOne

Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort; it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., virtually the entire day. The LAPD says that travellers should arrive 90 minutes earlier than usual. LAX already advises people to arrive two hours in advance.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrats; seui; travel; unions

1 posted on 11/21/2012 12:39:15 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Thugs


2 posted on 11/21/2012 12:40:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: ColdOne

it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., virtually the entire day.

I don’t know what idiot this author lives in but 5 hours is vertually all day.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 12:42:20 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

5 hours is longer than their normal workday....so it has to be virtually all day....(sarc).... :)


4 posted on 11/21/2012 12:49:01 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ColdOne

This should not be legal.

If you do not want your job, you should be replaced.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 12:50:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ColdOne

Good. California LOVES socialism...let ‘em get a bigger taste of it.

Heckuva job, Brownie.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 12:50:49 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SkyDancer

In the not so distant past, this type of extortionist action would have had the public, political, and business community in full retreat from their support..

Our cultural well, is so poisoned by the Liberal elite, with the assistance of the MSM, have so distorted reality, that I can hardly recognize my own Country anymore..

We can only hope that their own arrogance will eventually be their undoing.. ugh!


7 posted on 11/21/2012 12:50:58 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: ColdOne

Fire all of them.

Unions have to be busted.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:00:26 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

Many Unions have a few Low-lifes, although most are good people who just want to work and be [paid a good wage.

However SEIU is totally made up of low lifes.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 1:06:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ColdOne

Welcome to Greece!


10 posted on 11/21/2012 1:11:02 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ColdOne

Can’t get all worked up...this is L.A. right. 115% of registered voters there voted to reelect the SEIU’s favorite sugar daddy, didn’t they?


11 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:32 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: onyx
Fire all of them.

Unions have to be busted.

The American labor movement is almost totally dominated and controlled by Marxists/Leninist/Socialists/Progressives. They are feeling their oats now that "The One" has been reelected with their help. This is only the beginning of their attempt to take this country into submission and eventually, bankruptcy. What the fools paying the dues don't seem to understand is that they are agitating the loss of their OWN jobs! The leaders are MARXISTS and have regard only for their own acquisition of POWER!

12 posted on 11/21/2012 1:13:45 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ColdOne

I will be surprised if this gets more than a 5 second blurb from the MSM. Scumbags they are.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 1:16:42 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: ColdOne

I will be surprised if this gets more than a 5 second blurb from the MSM. Scumbags they are.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 1:18:13 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: vpintheak

I’m glad I don’t have to fly anywhere ever again.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 1:20:15 PM PST by kempo
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To: Don Corleone

You’re right.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 1:20:29 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: Venturer

Well that is not quite correct.

The college where I teach is represented by the Maine State Employees Association which is part of the SEIU.
My fellow union members and I are not lowlifes!

In fact, this FREEPER is president of the unit!!


17 posted on 11/21/2012 1:26:28 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: ColdOne

Do these fools think that a strike that inconveniences everyone else causes us to have sympathy for their cause? O certainly don’t. My feeling is they don’t deserve jobs. Fire every one of them who went of strike and replace them with people who are grateful for a job. The SEIU is an enemy to America.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 1:43:05 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: ColdOne

Is it just me, or the unions trying to make an already shakey economy collapse into chaos?


19 posted on 11/21/2012 2:08:33 PM PST by shatcher (Judges 17:6b Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.)
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To: SkyDancer

I can’t understand why anyone on Free Republic wouldn’t support workers’ rights to strike. I don’t care how the companies deal with them (fire/replace them?), but I’ll be damned if someone tells me that I have to work a certain job. I work because I have a voluntary arrangement with a company to do so; when that is no longer satisfactory for either of us, then the relationship will end.

As for the timing, it is called “strike while the iron is hot”; it certainly removes any sympathy I have for any workers that permanently lost their jobs over the strike, but companies don’t ask workers when it would be convenient for them to join the masses of unemployed - they do it when it is best for the company!


20 posted on 11/21/2012 2:37:16 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: shatcher

See # 20.

I also think we’ve reached a point where the inflation brought on by Obama’s spending has created a situation where each social class has slipped a notch (the upper middle class became the lower middle class, the lower middle class became the working poor, etc.); many people can’t have a semblance of the life they had five years ago, even if they are still working, because stagnant wages coupled with inflation have them working harder just to buy necessities.

This election showed that too many people had nothing to lose by Obama winning.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 2:41:27 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
I can’t understand why anyone on Free Republic wouldn’t support workers’ rights to strike. I don’t care how the companies deal with them (fire/replace them?), but I’ll be damned if someone tells me that I have to work a certain job. I work because I have a voluntary arrangement with a company to do so; when that is no longer satisfactory for either of us, then the relationship will end.

You're talking about it as though the individual workers were deciding to work or not. But that's not what happened.

With the union, it's all of them at the same time, and individual workers do not have the choice to work or not. If the union votes to strike, and you're a member, you strike.

Conservatives value individual liberty, like what you have described, not collectivist group-think. Unions are the very epitome of collectivism, and they hate individualism.

Oh, and unions destructive actions are backed by labor law, while the same actions, if performed by a company, would be illegal.

Unions seek to control a company essentially by blackmail. Either you do things the way the union demans, or they make all your labor vanish instantly. Even without a formal strike, they can achieve the same effect in different ways. It's a thuggish rule by force which destroys company after company.

22 posted on 11/21/2012 2:46:53 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Maine Mariner

“My fellow union members and I are not lowlifes!”

Looks like the rats took over both the house and senate in the Maine legislature. Whatever you’re doing to help the conservative movement in the state isn’t working.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 3:04:25 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Don Corleone

What the fools paying the dues don’t seem to understand is that they are agitating the loss of their OWN jobs! The leaders are MARXISTS and have regard only for their own acquisition of POWER!

_________________

I once read that the ultimate exercise of power is to be able to say” “Go there, and they go. Do this or that and they do. There is no more satisfying a feeling to someone desiring Power over others.”


24 posted on 11/21/2012 3:05:56 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: ColdOne

I hope all the Zer0 supporters miss every flight and miss Thanksgiving with their families altogether.

The deserve misery like the rest of us. Screw them.


25 posted on 11/21/2012 3:09:11 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: sergeantdave

I did my part and helped out on a couple of campaigns.

And yes, the Rats took back both the state house and senate. The gay marriage issue brought out a lot of voters.
We should do better in 2014.


26 posted on 11/21/2012 3:09:54 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: ColdOne

SEIU enemies of America


27 posted on 11/21/2012 3:16:53 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: ColdOne
I really wonder what the unions are thinking?

I know they are still flush with excitement from the election, but several immediate factors did not go their way in the PR department.

1. Union goons turned away disaster relief workers who traveled to New Jersey and New York to help, because the relief workers were not unionized. That move angered a lot of Americans who only wanted to help others. It also made the unions look petty and small.

2. At Hostess, a company of fond memories in the American psyche, one union of 5,000 workers refused to negotiate a settlement, resulting in the company going bankrupt and 18,000 workers losing their jobs. Even given a second chance to respond to the public outcry of union selfishness, the union turned a deaf ear and let the piece of Americana die.

3. Unions at LAX are picking the busiest travel day of the year to stage a disruptive strike when most Americans only want to travel to be with their families for Thanksgiving.

These three incidents combine to tell a story of how leftist unions, and liberals in government, don't want to work with others, but only want to take and ruin.

-PJ

28 posted on 11/21/2012 3:21:12 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ColdOne

Back in the late 70’s I had to fly out of LAX for the Christmas holiday. The flight out was cancelled due to fog so I had to stay at the Marriott at the airport and take an early flight the next morning (Christmas Day). That was the best part of my LAX/holiday experience.

Returning to LAX, just to get a shuttle van to get to the outer parking lot took @ 4 hours AFTER baggage claim. The lanes of traffic simply were not moving. I cannot even imagine it being worse, but SEIU will work at it.

How is this supposed to endear SEIU to the public? Like the anticipated Black Friday strikes at WalMart, I’m missing the objective of the unions’ activities.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 3:27:10 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Maine Mariner

“I did my part and helped out on a couple of campaigns.”

Good work, Mariner. See what you can do with electing a constitutional sheriff in your county. Having that protection means a great deal in what leftist rats can attempt in local villages.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 3:49:16 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: kearnyirish2

Gee, then I guess it just coincidental then.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 4:29:01 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: kearnyirish2

Gee, then I guess it was just coincidental then.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 4:29:15 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Maine Mariner

My condolences.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 4:50:57 PM PST by Venturer
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