Dock workers set to strike

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    15 ports, from Texas to New York, could cost a billion dollars a day

    http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=moneywatch&catid=57561047&feed_id=76&videofeed=43

    "The union said its members would agree to an extension only if the Maritime Alliance dropped a proposal to freeze the royalties workers get for every container they unload. The Alliance has argued that the longshoremen, who it said earn an average $124,138 per year in wages and benefits, are compensated well enough already."
     
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    That's unfortunate. everyone else will feel that hit
     
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    Awesome. Bring it on.
     
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    Obama can do what bush did during the last dock strike, though I don't know if he will.
     
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    The longshoremen should be ordered back to work. If they refuse they should be declared terrorists and thrown in jail. Under the PATRIOT Act, that strike would meet the definition of terrorism.

    (Actually, they should be shit-canned and replaced.)
     
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    I think they should be allowed to strike all they want.....


    and the docks hire other permanent replacements for the slugs who walked off and quit.
     
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    Exactly.

    Unions are great, as long as the employer is not bound by law to put up with their childish antics.

    Get rid of these maggots.
     
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    If they strike, it could be considered a state of emergency, they'd hold damn near the whole country hostage.
     
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    Oh look, unions again causing mayhem all in the name of stopping technology from lowering costs....to keep their cushy jobs in place.
     
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    Bingo
     
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