Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protested at entrances to the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday — the biggest travel day of the year — delaying people trying to spend time with their families and leading to a dozen arrests. Union members blocked a busy intersection after their permit had expired, The Los Angeles Times reported, leading to their arrests. “At least two of those arrested are City Council candidates,” the Times added in a separate report, listing Ana Grande and Ana Cubas of the 13th and 9th districts, respectively. The union is protesting
The whole group should have been arrested and the SEIU should be fined by the city of Los Angeles...big time. They caused major traffic jams, interfered with both the work day and travel plans of folks. And over what? The fact that a group of workers at a company had decided that they had had enough of the union and had decertified. Seems they get a better deal from management than from the darn union. I love in LA county and I am really mad over this. The resulting traffic jams interfered with my work. No excuse for that.
The people in the union that killed off Hostess can´t even spell the name of the union they belong to. At least the SEIU made it easy for their members to remember.Actually thug should be the universal word for unions.
I was listening to kirsten powers on fox last night. She stated that as long as the unions had their rights to congregate and protest, any shoppers or workers of walmart, in this case, could just suffer those consequences. In essence, for a liberal, unions have rights, the rest of us can just suffer in silence. I started to have hope for her brain shortly before the election, but she is a true brain dead liberal.
How about delaying their bench appearance until Monday, and letting them sit in lockup without bail for the long Thanksgiving weekend? Inconvenience them and their families, just as they did thousands of travelers. We all know the charges will be dropped anyhow. Might as well ruin their holiday plans.
Things will get more interesting for unions, and the rest of us, if the economy does not improve.
Pay will be reduced, or collapse, due to competition from non union businesses. Tax revenues are falling, for government unions.
Pension payments will have be reduced, due to poor returns on investments. Union trust funds pay defined benefits to members. They invest funds to do this. Investments planned to get a 5% return, are getting half that amount or less.
In the Carter Years, women had to get jobs. In the Obama Years, retirees will have get jobs.
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