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. » Malkin: What the Looming Port Strike Is Really About » Commentary -- GOPUSA We cannot have economic growth in this country until these types of inefficient and archaic issues are eliminated.