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CA Union Shuts Down
America´s Largest Ports

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Breitbart News

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/30/2012 1:26:46 PM

California may find itself in a disastrous fiscal situation, but that won’t stop California’s newly-empowered unions from flexing their muscle. In the aftermath of the failure of Proposition 32, which would have prevented public sector unions from funding politicians, the unions are celebrating their confirmed power by striking. The latest strikes started today with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63, which shut down the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the busiest ports in the United States.

Here we have more criminal behavior from the esteemed members of the unions.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/30/2012 1:28:59 PM     (No. 9041549)

Brown-shirted facists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 11/30/2012 1:33:08 PM     (No. 9041562)

So let the container companies go another port. Stop deliverying there. Go to South Carolina or Flroida.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jonr, 11/30/2012 1:34:49 PM     (No. 9041569)

Ah yes! When you lie down with dogs, (unions) you get up with fleas! (Crippling and destructive strikes- See Hostess)
Just the tip of the iceberg when you have unions totally backed by your Federal government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/30/2012 1:39:06 PM     (No. 9041582)

If only it were that simple, #2.

My younger brother saw the waste, fraud and abuse that goes on at Long Beach: his ship waited nearly 3 days to load a shipment of wheat. The reason? A union-mandated supervisor couldn´t be located. Never mind that there was one (two? three?) available on nearby piers - the union has their own list of requirements that would make most banks blush.

And so here we are - unions are now shutting down two major west coast ports. This reeks of the air traffic controllers´ strike. Too bad we don´t have the leadership now that was shown then.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/30/2012 1:41:50 PM     (No. 9041591)

The gulf coast has ports.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kono, 11/30/2012 1:42:44 PM     (No. 9041594)

They´ll push the nation toward Communism, and then suffer the consequences of that with the rest of us. (Only the union elites will prosper under the Party; union rank and file will be oppressed with everybody else.)

Useful idiots.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PChristopher, 11/30/2012 1:43:21 PM     (No. 9041596)

Traitors all who should be treated accordingly

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Reply 8 - Posted by: shamus, 11/30/2012 1:49:08 PM     (No. 9041609)

Once the Panama Canal is widened, then freight will go to Houston rather than LA. There´s also a railroad project in Columbia which will compete with the Panama Canal. The days of west coast ports are numbered.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/30/2012 1:54:55 PM     (No. 9041626)

The state is crumbling and that seems to be the strange desire of the majority.

Some more conservative counties, far from the madding crowd, should be allowed to secede.

Like that will happen.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/30/2012 2:03:14 PM     (No. 9041643)

Commies out to destroy America.

Time for the Divided States of America.
The Four Corners plus Chicago.

Coastal California Liberoids is the first corner to cut... Buh-Bye!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jond, 11/30/2012 2:14:17 PM     (No. 9041667)

On the Pacific they have Mexico and Canada. The article only gives Los Angeles and Long Beach, so maybe the other Pacific ports are options.

Capacity is probably a huge issue besides simple logistics.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: curious1, 11/30/2012 2:26:09 PM     (No. 9041681)

#10, why let the libtards have even a foot land in the US? They are enemies within the gates trying to destroy the Republic. Remove them from our midst.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 11/30/2012 2:30:02 PM     (No. 9041693)

1. This is national security. Nationalize the operation of the ports ´til adults from the union step forward.
2. Intermodal ports are huge investments that are also constrained by geography. There are none in Kansas, for example. Significant idle capacity isn´t available in this or most capital-intensive industries.
3. Sending west-coast cargoes to Gulf or other ports isn´t feasible. Locomotives, well cars, double-stacks, and intermodal railyards at the other end are also not sitting there waiting.
4. The biggest problem is the usurper in the White House.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: DARling, 11/30/2012 2:32:25 PM     (No. 9041700)

Too bad Governor Moonbeam doesn´t have what it takes to call in some National Guard units, complete with nightsticks and firearms, to keep the ports open. Time to bust these traitor-filled unions.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/30/2012 2:45:19 PM     (No. 9041721)

Extortion, pure and simple.

Having sailed into and out of Long Beach, it is huge and a marvel to watch working BUT these are unions and where there are unions there are thugs who want power. Massive container ships sit off the coast waiting their turn to get unloaded. You can see the possibilities for corruption there. Those ships are captive. The products on them must be delivered. The trains and semi´s that will deliver those containers are waiting and counting on that business to pay their bills.

The backs of the UNIONS must be broken and the criminal in them imprisoned for American industry to get fixed, period!!

Just FYI, in the cruising industry, California ports are considered some of the hardest to deal with in the US due to a) the unions b) the feds. Canada and Mexico are much easier to work with and seem much more happy for the business.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gale, 11/30/2012 2:45:42 PM     (No. 9041722)

Most container ships are from China to LA, so New Orleans and Charleston definitely not economical alternatives. Obama has said we will have a Scrooge Christmas if he doesn´t get his way on everything and this is part of it. The affect on the economy will be disasterous.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/30/2012 2:47:33 PM     (No. 9041726)

America´s Bolshevik Revolution has commenced.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/30/2012 2:48:17 PM     (No. 9041727)

Ports like Singapore have through-puts that make LA/LB look medieval. Other modern seaports use bar code tracking and computerized and automated cargo tracking, while the LA/LB unions refuse to update, and insist on paper manifests. It´s the 21st century, guys, get with the program.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: miceal, 11/30/2012 2:56:23 PM     (No. 9041742)

Sweet! Just another left footed and tone deaf Union move....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: GHOSTRIDER68, 11/30/2012 3:04:29 PM     (No. 9041758)

Is there a company that can make bumper stickers which read:

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/30/2012 3:09:54 PM     (No. 9041764)

Organized labor in this country has a long history of criminal/anti-American behavior. EXHIBIT "A".......In 1943, at the height of World War II, 500,000 members of the United Mine Workers, led by John L. Lewis, walked off the job, thereby shutting down the nation´s vital wartime coal industry.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/30/2012 3:10:00 PM     (No. 9041765)

How long will American companies be able to function without products, manufacturing components, and raw materials from Asia?

How long will Asian countries continue to accept American exports if American unions refuse to allow Asian exports into our country?

This isn´t about Twinkies anymore, it´s serious; but our President does not know how to be serious. So how will this end?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 11/30/2012 3:21:40 PM     (No. 9041787)

Ought to work wonders for those businesses waiting for their holiday orders to be delivered.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Muncssister, 11/30/2012 3:24:50 PM     (No. 9041794)

Exactly #4 and #17. Re-routing a container from a Chinese port is no easy task, especially when your container is one of thousands that needs to be re-routed. My inlaws company uses Long Beach and my mother-in-law is furious over this strike. Not only does this delay shipments but it holds containers already in the port hostage. You want your product put on a train? Too bad! These selfish, union scum secretaries make 100k + a year, have benefits, vacation and pensions. But its not enough! They want 12 weeks vacation and $190,000 a year. My inlaws would love to have 12 weeks vacation too-- though they are lucky to get a week a year. Looks like this may ruin their Christmas trip to visit us. The world has gone mad. Posted from my iPhone, please pardon any typos.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/30/2012 3:39:27 PM     (No. 9041826)

It´s a clerk position where you simply answer a phone, read some paperwork, and in some cases input into a computer system.

Anyone can do it.

They start at $100K per year, and the medical is comparable to Congress, and their pension is generous.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: arcady, 11/30/2012 3:42:40 PM     (No. 9041830)

Unions cancel Christmas...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/30/2012 3:58:09 PM     (No. 9041853)

In the whole cycle of manufacturing, marketing and distribution the Unions are the only party who make demands and the only party who contribute nothing but thuggery, attitude and corruption.

Scroooooom !

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Reply 28 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/30/2012 4:24:28 PM     (No. 9041882)

Prop 32 had no support. The anti-prop 32 gang was all over the airwaves lying about the bill and who was funding it. They never fought back. It was a chance for California to make a comeback, and it failed. And this is what we get. A true tragedy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: craige, 11/30/2012 5:32:15 PM     (No. 9041953)

29 gripes about what is happening. Nothing about What to Do.

Stock up on cash, meds, food, and fuel. While doomsday preppers are extreme, a little stocking up never hurts.

Usually these strikes are short, but it pays to be prepared.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Penney, 11/30/2012 6:05:00 PM     (No. 9041998)

The Unions and statist dem zealots inside the beltway REALLY must hate Christmas. ...They seem to have a pattern of stirring up trouble every year at this time. They have no shame.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/30/2012 6:24:51 PM     (No. 9042019)

You mean the same port where foreign run loaded trucks drive into warehouses then return later to haul away the same merchandise now labeled made in the USA?
My brother has refused as many other independent truck line owners to even enter Ca.
Trains by all means ---especially to ship to states where most the tracks have been removed.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/30/2012 8:51:54 PM     (No. 9042210)

I´d say try Wa. state but the two waterfront unions there are picketing each other!

Mexico, Canada or Florida.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bob913, 12/1/2012 1:30:24 AM     (No. 9042425)

A major port is being built in Mexico that will take much of the traffic of Long Beach


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/1/2012 1:42:20 AM     (No. 9042430)

As noted above, the improved Panama canal (within a year or two from completion) will reroute goods destined for the central and eastern parts of the US to the Gulf of Mexico or further up the eastern seaboard. CA ports will then only serve CA and NV.

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