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CA Union Shuts Down America's Largest Ports

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Cruella, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Cruella

    Cruella Well-Known Member

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    Looks like they are striking just because they can

    CA Union Shuts Down America's Largest Ports

    While the unions are shutting down America’s port traffic, they refuse to speak to the media. According to the Los Angeles Times, “The union fell back on a statement released Tuesday evening and had no further comment Wednesday.”

    There were no specific demands by the union; their only statement decried “corporate greed and outsourcing.” No wonder so many companies are outsourcing, when unions shut down their ports of entry. The 14 employers negotiating with the unions contend they haven’t outsourced any jobs, and had even proposed “absolute job security” and both wage and pension increases in a rotten economy.

    The last lockout of this sort took place in 2002. It cost the economy some $15 billion.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    how anyone can defend unions is beyond me
     
  3. Cruella

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    I wonder how much Christmas merchandise is sitting out there in the Harbor.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    at this point prolly not so much. the pipeline has been shortened but I doubt that much
     
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