Skip to comments.ILA Talks at a Standstill Over Royalties
Posted on 12/19/2012 7:48:41 AM PST by yoe
Failure of the International Longshoremens Association and United States Maritime Alliance to extend their contract negotiations raises the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end.
[snip] Daggett said last week he would call off a threatened strike if negotiators could work out a deal on carrier-paid container royalties, which provide annual payouts to ILA members.
[snip] Royalty payments to workers Daggett said they are wage supplements, not bonuses averaged $15,500 per worker last year. They ranged from a few thousand dollars in ports such as Jacksonville and New Orleans to $36,000 in Savannah and more than $20,000 in New York-New Jersey.
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Labor unions are nothing more than government supported, socialist “protection” rackets.
And we all know the reason they are government supported is because they can legally extort money from workers and employers and use that money to buy off the crooks in political office.
If labor unions were not permitted to finance political campaigns or pump money to politicians in other ways they would disappear from the landscape in another generation.
What the hell? I guess I misunderstood (and Websters Dictionary misunderstood) what the term Royalties really means.
Even disregarding the terminology... This is obscene. Makes ‘On the Waterfront’ look like a Sunday School class and picnic after services.
No, full containers just disappear.
In the days of break bulk, the vessel’s Chief Mate would give the hold gang a royalty from the cargo. You can have this much, leave the rest for the consignee. I suspect the “royalty” is intended to reduce the number of “misplaced” containers.