Longshoremen's union threatens more thuggery

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    The International Longshoreman's Association(ILA) which is the union that represents 14,000 port workers on the East Coast is threatening a port shut down.
    The ILA has perhaps the most expensive and inefficient work rules of any trade union in the US. The union was offered a new deal with increased productivity rules and other concessions to lower the cost of distribution. The union is going to strike which in the long run will result in it's demise.
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    We cannot have economic growth in this country until these types of inefficient and archaic issues are eliminated.
     
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    union workers = lazy ass idiots.

    just think about that ...striking becasue of increased productivity rules




    :lmao:
     
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    So union strikers get replaced with workers. Boy, that will teach the owners.
     
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    Union leaders and the workers abhor the concept of productivity goals.
    For a short period of time my Dad was a member of that union. He had no choice. Anyway, he used to complain about the "slow it down" attitude of the workers.
    If you've ever heard of the term "Chinese inspection", the ILA has it's own model of the same.
    Only it isn't intended to keep goods from certain countries out of the US. The ILA has a system of payoffs and corruption that boggles the mind. There are workers who because of archaic and complicated work rules, get paid for more than 24 hours worth of time in a 24 hour day.
    If the federal government which has jurisdiction over international commerce would just step in and enforce the law, the cost of importing goods would tumble.
     
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    Ahhhh, I think we are finally seeing the source of Spoonhead's hatred of unions...
     
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    I don't "hate" unions. I despise the union mentality. I find their unwillingness to adjust and modernize their thinking. I oppose the "us vs them" adversarial relationship with employers.
    And please, don't go spouting off about some bullshit regrading my Dad's situation. He LEFT the union on purpose when he got promoted...
    You know SHIT.
     
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    Failure to adapt means the end of unions in the usual sense spoon. Half the states down, half to go.
     
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    I wouldn't want to speculate on your family dynamic...

    Funny thing is, I agree, unions can be occassionally stuck in inflexible thinking, but so can corporations....

    The only thing a Union does is even the playing field between employer and employee.
     
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    Nah, people are getting wise to you...

    Half these teabagging idiots who to put in during 2010 will be going right back out in 2014. Snyder, Kascich, Scott, Walker, they all trail potential democratic opponents....
     
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    I had a short stint as a Teamster for a summer job during college. Any illusions I may have had regarding how unions benefit workers were quickly destroyed. The Teamsters are run for the benefit of the Teamsters' leadership and their cronies.

    Period.

    End of story.
     
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