This is true. Send work to the corrupt, under educated third world. Bypass American workers.
The long beach clerks aren't hurting anybody. They deserve as much as they can bargain for. The ILWU gets bad press whenever it's time for a new contract. The PMA and the shipping companies use public relations firms to try to gain public support against the unions.
The ILWU motto "An injury to one is an injury to all" means that they believe in raising the standards for the rights of working people not just in the USA but all over the world. God bless America.
What do you mean it isn't hurting anybody ?? ... The entire port (except for one terminal) is shut down.. That means nothing is getting trucked in to stores during the busiest shopping season of the year .. and, that means the consumer suffers ..... How about these Clerks just say "You know...We're grateful to have a job that pays us so much money during the worst economic climate in almost 100 years" ...... They're just a bunch of selfish greedy assholes (as most Union types are, sadly)
This is very BIG busine$$. The companies are playing hardball with the union and using the press and the holiday season to smear them in the negotiations. They do the same thing every contract cycle for this particular marine clerks union in Long Beach. I noticed the pattern and have been watching it for years. The Apex