One thing Biden and his Dimocrat cronies could have done, was not create the massive Covid 'stay-at-home-' money that has kept so many people away from work for much too long!
That is because they got the nation by the balls. We are in a newer age now. And this is antiquated offshoot from a more prosperous time. As the nation gets poorer people will do what they have to to survive. Puerto Rico has corrupted unions who wasted tens of billions of dollars that bared its teeth when the Hirrican hit them a few years ago. Electricity and water was reduced or non existent for many months because the physical infrastructure was denied as we moved to the so called human infrastructure which became "do what you want and the government will provide to those who know how to play it". Anyway, bypass the Western Coastal States and build up the Southern State Ports using the Panama Canal and push the building of another canal through Central America. We are becoming more regionalized, localized and tribalized now. The Southern States have a chance to pounce. And with that means we will have to harden our physical infrastructure. And it will need some resources.Longshoreman's Union, the strongest and best, as in most liberal pay and benefits, in the U.S.!!!
Any other union pales in comparison to them.
/----/ They need to sail to Florida ASAPInteresting take on this...what should the Fed Govt to do fix this problem?
LONG BEACH, California — Crane operators who belong to a powerful union and earn up to $250,000 a year transferring containers from ships to trucks are worsening the supply chain crisis that threatens Christmas by goofing off on the job, frustrated truckers told the Washington Examiner.www.yahoo.com
The finger-pointing at the busy Los Angeles County ports comes as scores of container ships are anchored off the California coast, waiting in some cases for weeks to unload their freight. The Biden administration has scrambled to get shipping executives, port officials, and labor to tackle the problem. While the reasons for the burgeoning backlog are complex, truck drivers say not everyone seems to be working together.
“In 15 years of doing this job, I’ve never seen them work slower,” said Antonio, who has spent hours waiting at Los Angeles County ports for cargo to be loaded. “The crane operators take their time, like three to four hours to get just one container. You can’t say anything to them, or they will just go [help] someone else.”
This system has had problems for years. My son worked for a trucking company in Seattle and delivered containers in the Pacific Northwest. His company-owned truck was often sent to take overweight containers for his trucks certification, He would drive to the port only to find the container weighed more than what his truck was certified to pull. That meant he had to drive back to his terminal with nothing, and that often took up to 6 hours round trip. He got so tired of the hassle, he quit!Let me get this straight, a yahoo unknown named Tori Richards claims that truckers blame crane operators for the container crisis and we are supposed to believe this left wing crap? It beats blaming silent Joe anyway.
The retailers and wholesalers are busting on the truckers and everyone else, to get them their goods, out of the ports, and in to their warehouses....wasted or long wait time is money.... We had an entire department of people at the corps I have worked for, to rattle everyone's cage, from docking, getting thru customs, and trucked to our warehouses.... If our promised delivery date to the retailer was missed, the retailer would dock us, make us pay penalty....if we were on time and the retailer's trucker picking up from our warehouse to the retailer got the goods delivered slow, the retailer would dock the trucker, not pay their full fee.....The truckers are just in a hurry..
This thread is about how people are realizing how the sc shortage has revealed how unions enable them to be lazy asses.For a number of years now the blue collar workers and trades people have been looked down on and marginalized but you have one supply chain shortage and people realize just how important they are.
And the Righties apparently think it SHOULD be the government dealing with this.....whining about the Transportation Secretary being on paternity leave and not running to CA to operate those cranes personally.Gee. Let's ask Google and Facebook if the government should be permitted to control how the private company unloading ships should act.
I thought the thread was to show how this is not a government problem that they can handle, but a problem the free market/capitalism.... is having??? Unions are part of free market capitalism....This thread is about how people are realizing how the sc shortage has revealed how unions enable them to be lazy asses.
Did the Dems really create this? Seems it was created under a Repub POTUS and signed off on by a lot of Repubs
You know as well as I do that Dimocrats are the ones driving this sort of government handouts. Republican idiots signed on as well, but we know who creates this sort of shit.
Speaking with the authority of a man who was once knocked off a railway car onto the tracks by a careless crane operator I posit that very intelligent, nimble, focused people are required to be good crane operators. Those sorts of people often get very high wages. If wall street bankers and stock sales people can make one million dollars per year then $250,000.00 sounds about right for good crane operators.You obviously know nothing about running a crane. Do you know how much training is required before you are even allowed to sit on a crane? The operator doesn't do the rigging anyway. He is responsible to inspect the rigging to see that it is rigged properly, and can be personally be held financially and/or criminally responsible for any damage or injury occurring from lifting an unsafe load. There is a checklist that must be covered for each and every lift, just like pilots who fly for the airlines. If anybody is slowing things down, it might be the riggers, or the schedulers who determine which container to lift next. Perhaps it's the dumb assed truck drivers who never seem to be able to park in the right spot to be loaded, but it's not the operators.