Skip to comments.CA Union Shuts Down America's Largest Ports
Posted on 11/30/2012 1:26:45 PM PST by ColdOne
California may find itself in a disastrous fiscal situation, but that wont stop Californias newly-empowered unions from flexing their muscle. In the aftermath of the failure of Proposition 32, which would have prevented public sector unions from funding politicians, the unions are celebrating their confirmed power by striking. The latest strikes started today with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63, which shut down the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the busiest ports in the United States.
Even though November traffic remains slow at the ports, that doesnt mean the economic effect will be mitigated. These ports handle approximately 40% of Americas imports.
Shockingly, the strike doesnt include dockworkers its just the clerical staff at the union, which has now set up picket lines at the terminals at the Port of Los Angeles. The 50,000-member union supports the strikers; 10,000 dockworkers did refuse to cross the picket lines.
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” International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63,”
These parasites make INSANE money for the work they do.
Yes, and they’re mobbed up, still today. Thugs.
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Can’t say that CA doesn’t deserve it. They are a bunch of liberals who support the Union scum. Guess they are finding out that their favorite pet is attacking them and causing them to bleed out.
As I understand it, the ‘just in time’ nature of our supply infrastructure these days, will cause businesses to begin to run out of stuff in short order.
When folks can’t purchase, work, and in some instances eat, we’ll see how popular this union becomes.
Sometimes, you just have to let the Left be themselves, and watch them destroy any respect they once garnered.
I wonder how many businesses this will wind up shoving over the edge into insolvency.
That’s a very interesting map. Maybe it says something about why Colorado and New Mexico went for the Dems earlier than the rest of the Mountain Timezone Southwest.
>> Cant say that CA doesnt deserve it
The problem is it effects imports/exports to/from other states.
Here’s an ironic example of how the corridor to Central/South America would be beneficial.
I think the unions were trying to avoid much of that backlash by waiting until after all of the Christmas stuff was offloaded onto trains and trucks.
Won't take long, re run out of stuff
Hopeless, re ANY of that making sense to the average braindead Amerikan looter / traitØr supporter.
Obama is a traitorous bastard.
For years, shipping companies have been sending cargo to Mexican ports just to avoid CA. Works right into Obama’s plans to neuter the US. The union members are blissful, ignorant, useful idiots.
They would still insist conservative's were at fault, and their "progressive" armies would blindly follow that lead.
Go, unions, go!! Shut it all down!! Destroy capitalism and free enterprise!! Long live Marxism/communism!! Woo hoo!!
Go, Twinkie cups, go!!
But then, who’s going to pay union dues or even belong to a union if there are no capitalists to employ the workers? Won’t the totalitarian slave masters simply abolish unions?
Just wait till TSA does this.
Regarding JIT, there are a lot of Japanese and Korean owned maquiladoras manufacturing in Tijuana. They depend on just in time delivery of asian parts coming through the port of Long Beach. A lot of TV’s are manufactured in the Tijuana area. Don’t be surprised if there are fewer TV’s in the retail stores soon.
Probably quite a few.
. . . and ~59,000,000 of your fellow 'citizens' voted for the evil verminØus scum