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Potential for work
stoppage at ports looming

Savannah Morning News [GA], by Mary Carr Mayle

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/22/2012 10:43:31 PM

Dockworkers along the East and Gulf Coast ports — including Savannah’s — are preparing to walk off the job next weekend in a move that would have a ripple effect on an already fragile economy and disrupt the delivery of everything from retail goods and food items to parts critical to U.S. manufacturers. Contract negotiations broke down Tuesday between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance, which represents shipping interests and management at 14 deepwater ports from Boston to Houston. There are no plans to meet again before Saturday,

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CNBC is already labeling this, "Container Cliff." So, while 0bama´s out playing golf and relaxing, another major union port strike takes place. This time it is 15 ports and has to do with "container royalties" for the union members annually that are a part of their benefits package. Right.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rushie, 12/22/2012 10:48:29 PM     (No. 9080032)

Go ahead. Those of us that are prepared, will survive. Union people be damned!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/22/2012 11:10:52 PM     (No. 9080069)

I´m with #1. I actually want to see a dire economic situation materialize right now so people will feel the pain of living with a Marxist pro-union president. If something happens to make the economy bumble along without collapsing in the next 4 years, we will never get rid of the dimocrats. They will say that tax increases and socialism are good for the economy (as they claim for the 90s) and the sheeple will believe them.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/23/2012 2:38:33 AM     (No. 9080163)

Both the above posters hit the nail on the head. Did these union goons also get a free ´get out of Obamacare´ ticket?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 12/23/2012 6:56:32 AM     (No. 9080259)

with 8+% unemployment, I´m sure these ports can find people to fill those positions. I know Texas can.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/23/2012 7:14:24 AM     (No. 9080276)

Those union goons know they have an ally in the WH.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bob913, 12/23/2012 8:57:11 AM     (No. 9080404)

They saw how the union in California made out. This happens in England all the time. Crippling strikes that destroy everyone but the politicians and union leaders who pit one person against another while raking in the money.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilko, 12/23/2012 9:17:40 AM     (No. 9080442)

People involved in critical infrastructure should not be allowed to unionize, much less strike. Holding the country hostage is criminal.

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