Union Workers Or A Prison Riot?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. pspr


    Big unions = Evil

    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 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.

  2. Lucrum


    Sounds to me like these particular "workers" should be on their way to prison.
  3. They didn't manage to arrest anyone and the union goons returned to the union hall to celebrate? Did it maybe occur to the police to go there and arrest some people and put them in a lineup? or maybe look at security cameras?

    This kind of thing cannot happen without police complicity, but then they aren't about to arrest their union brothers, are they?

    Unions are like a legalized version of the mafia. They deal in threats, extortion and intimidation. And payoffs, of course.

    It is becoming increasingly important for companies to abandon states that are union-controlled. That of course is why the obama administration is trying to use labor laws to prevent them from shifting jobs or making new investments in business friendly states.
  4. pspr


    A very astute analysis.
  5. Lucrum


    Well said as usual.