Labor army goes to war in Longview

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    See here folks, When Hoffa said it was WAR against the Sons of Bitches, They all SAID, it was us who MISUNDERSTOOD his loving words to the people in this country..
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    posted at 1:20 pm on September 8, 2011 by Ed Morrissey
    printer-friendly Hey, remember when Jimmy Hoffa Jr pledged that his union “army” would take out those “sons of bitches” in the Tea Party? Well, you can’t just jump into battle without tuning up a little first. The labor movement apparently decided to fight its first skirmish in Longview, Washington, where the ILWU seized grain and hostages while wreaking havoc at a rail yard:
    Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR - Yahoo! News

    Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

    Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.
    The ironic part of this story is that the ILWU declared war not on a non-union shop, but on a shop represented by a competing union:
    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that’s staffing a workforce of other union laborers.
    Michelle Malkin notes that police had to make a number of arrests and use riot procedures when union thugs fought back:
    Nineteen union protesters were arrested and cited for second-degree trespassing, a misdemeanor. Three were arrested when a scuffle broke out with police, and 16 more were arrested when they refused to leave the tracks when the train started up again, Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson said. Deputies say they are also investigating alleged vandalism to the train after it stopped. The names of the arrested were not immediately available Wednesday night.
    “It was a very, very ugly situation,” Nelson said, adding that he fears the conflict could escalate.
    Police said a throng of protesters pushed against them, forcing them to beat them away with clubs and pepper spray. Union officials say they worried police were going to arrest Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, for trespassing, so they moved to protect him. McEllrath was not arrested.

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    Look for the union label...

    In this case it reads "Thug Assholes."
     
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    "The blockade appeared to defy a federal restraining order issued last week against the union after it was accused of assaults and death threats."


    Yum! Death threats.

    Nice unions, good unions, ...., put down the tire iron .....
     
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    Another thread yet again, ur a little slow.
     

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