Strike idles most of LA-Long Beach port complex

There are 9 comments on the Nov 29, 2012, SFGate story titled Strike idles most of LA-Long Beach port complex. In it, SFGate reports that:

Striking protestors are shown at the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Bob Lewis

AOL

#1 Nov 29, 2012
Shame the Unions chose to screw the kids out of their toys this Holiday by leaving them sitting at the Port but the Unions know that Extortion works best when the Pain is greatest. And, the Unions know that Californians have a history of never considering what is best for their own children at election time.
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Hey ports hire people who want to work and let's have an end to this thing.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#3 Nov 30, 2012
The children keep reminding me that the voter majority of dangerous tax eaters and taxpayer supported Thug people recently voted to circumvent Governmental collective bargaining procedures by voting certain wages and conditions of employment for hard working locally employed hotel workers.

Now, wealthy dock workers are holding the nation's children hostage by refusing to unload Christmas toys that Santa had ordered prior to the most recent election.

Those same wealthy dock workers are said to be planning to demand their pal, Obama, intervene in their work stoppage. Were he to do so, that would serve to increase the cost of toys that, ultimately, must be paid through Santa accounts by the minority of increasingly impoverished parents who pay taxes, and whom are not privileged enough to use taxpayer funded electric wealth transfer cards.

Santa is looking forward to the full development of port facilities at Punta Colonet. According to a recent interview, Santa stated that when port facilities at Punta Colonet are fully developed, it will enable him to circumvent radical controlled California port facilities.

Santa promised that if the children hold out just a little longer, he will be able to replace their tears of anguish with tears of joy by assigning his Christmas shipments to be ported through Punta Colonet.

Ronald
Jessica

Cerritos, CA

#4 Nov 30, 2012
When I think of dangerous tax eaters I think of the rural red states that get by on subsidies, provided by productive blue states full of you guessed it, UNIONS.
Bruno

Westminster, CA

#5 Nov 30, 2012
Ronald wrote:
The children keep reminding me that the voter majority of dangerous tax eaters and taxpayer supported Thug people recently voted to circumvent Governmental collective bargaining procedures by voting certain wages and conditions of employment for hard working locally employed hotel workers.
Now, wealthy dock workers are holding the nation's children hostage by refusing to unload Christmas toys that Santa had ordered prior to the most recent election.
Those same wealthy dock workers are said to be planning to demand their pal, Obama, intervene in their work stoppage. Were he to do so, that would serve to increase the cost of toys that, ultimately, must be paid through Santa accounts by the minority of increasingly impoverished parents who pay taxes, and whom are not privileged enough to use taxpayer funded electric wealth transfer cards.
Santa is looking forward to the full development of port facilities at Punta Colonet. According to a recent interview, Santa stated that when port facilities at Punta Colonet are fully developed, it will enable him to circumvent radical controlled California port facilities.
Santa promised that if the children hold out just a little longer, he will be able to replace their tears of anguish with tears of joy by assigning his Christmas shipments to be ported through Punta Colonet.
Ronald
lol you are funny. The Christmas cargo arrive in LA/LB ports long ago smarty pants. You better hope that shipments dont go south because they are almost garnteed they won't all see the U.S. side of the border because the Cartel runs the show down there so be carul what you with for smarty pants. As a longshoreman I agree that these want to be union clerks are very greedy. Don't believe that 51 employees "LOST" their jobs because those 51 employees "RETIRED" I want to go back to work, I enjoy my job.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#6 Nov 30, 2012
Bruno wrote:
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lol you are funny. The Christmas cargo arrive in LA/LB ports long ago smarty pants. You better hope that shipments dont go south because they are almost garnteed they won't all see the U.S. side of the border because the Cartel runs the show down there so be carul what you with for smarty pants. As a longshoreman I agree that these want to be union clerks are very greedy. Don't believe that 51 employees "LOST" their jobs because those 51 employees "RETIRED" I want to go back to work, I enjoy my job.
Bruno.

Yes. That is just the tip of the iceberg, though. Big Union Bosses are the most vocal proponents in support of their politician pals' increasing property and tobacco taxes on the increasingly impoverished decent worker ("middle") class taxpayers who comprise the minority of California voters. This has caused California home "owners" to, for all intents and purposes, to become renters in their own Government controlled homes.

Don't get me wrong. Like most of us, I too have a lot of admiration for our wealthy hard working dock workers. At least they preform productive labor. The real evildoers are high paid Government agent teachers - the so-called "professional" "educators" - who continually hold children hostage until their terrified parents are intimidated into demanding the political ruling class stuff more hard earned taxpayer money into their pockets.

Ronald
Jessica

Cerritos, CA

#7 Nov 30, 2012
How did teachers go from being one of the most underpaid, thankless professions a mere couple years ago, to all of a sudden being "overpaid?" Nothing changed, except for the rise of trashy right wing media (radio, tv, blogs) spreading bad information.

By the way, when kids do poorly in school I'm pretty sure the first people that should take blame is the parents of the student, not teachers.
Bruno

Westminster, CA

#8 Nov 30, 2012
Jessica wrote:
How did teachers go from being one of the most underpaid, thankless professions a mere couple years ago, to all of a sudden being "overpaid?" Nothing changed, except for the rise of trashy right wing media (radio, tv, blogs) spreading bad information.
By the way, when kids do poorly in school I'm pretty sure the first people that should take blame is the parents of the student, not teachers.
Well the great thing about American is that you can pick and chose what line of work you want. I guess they saw that they were getting a bad crop of kids with littl or no parental guidence, that make teaching a nightmare.
Jessica

Cerritos, CA

#9 Nov 30, 2012
Many kids nowadays are awful, from junior high up at least. You know it's bad when the people they look up to are paris hilton and kim k. Being stupid is cool. Actually seeking knowledge and participating in class is not. Totally disrespectful, even compared to just a decade or two ago, with little to no repercussions other than things like short lunch detentions. That and further stress from administrators and clueless parents.

I don't know about now with the bad economy, but new teachers had a very high quit rate in recent years. How do the haters (almost always right wingers) explain that, since the job is so easy and "lucrative?"

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