Matson strike possible - Hawaii Business

Matson strike possible - Hawaii Business

There are 35 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 25, 2009, titled Matson strike possible - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Matson Navigation Co.'s top unionized officers could strike tomorrow -- putting a crimp in Hawaii's delicate supply chain -- if they do not reach accord during scheduled talks with the shipping company today.

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Flexo

Kula, HI

#1 Jun 25, 2009
This is one more reason that the Jones Act should be repealed. That would allow other carriers to enter the market and then Hawaii need not be held ransom by 1000 to 1500 disgruntled Matson employees.
Pepe

Honolulu, HI

#2 Jun 25, 2009
Dam Matson people, you guys making the cost of everything go up! Economy is bad already, you guys make it more worst.
Gotta Run

Kailua, HI

#3 Jun 25, 2009
Uh oh! There goes all our toilet paper.
alice

Kahului, HI

#4 Jun 25, 2009
Flexo wrote:
This is one more reason that the Jones Act should be repealed. That would allow other carriers to enter the market and then Hawaii need not be held ransom by 1000 to 1500 disgruntled Matson employees.
I told you all this 18 months ago.
realist

AOL

#5 Jun 25, 2009
Why did the newspaper not print the average salary of these guys? The other paper noted that the average pay is over $100,000 and some are over $200,000. Auwe. No shame.
Special Session

Wahiawa, HI

#6 Jun 25, 2009
So where is the governor NOW?
The bottom line

Torrance, CA

#7 Jun 25, 2009
The gov is stocking up on supplies since they may be in short supply for months to come.
alice

Kahului, HI

#8 Jun 25, 2009
Hawaii needs a better shipping company than matson. Where is the competition?

“Starts right above my shoulder”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#9 Jun 25, 2009
Oh well... If'n they go strike, I guess I'll have to use my water-pik instead of toilet paper... Thanks union greed monsters!!! uh oh... better get more batteries....
alice

Kahului, HI

#10 Jun 25, 2009
yikes makiki man..but what about us females and our monthly need for paper products?
retired

Kailua, HI

#19 Jun 25, 2009
dont always blame matson, the worker are paid way more the same job in other industry.
of course some jobs are unique.

alice

Kahului, HI

#20 Jun 25, 2009
if we just had real competition out here...
Redneck

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jun 25, 2009
dewdalohajoey wrote:
**** all u guys! Bwa ha ha ha!!! Suffah!!! Good fo u!!!!
No mo Matson, no mo rice!!!! Rice Neegahz!!!!
f-u punk!
alice

Honolulu, HI

#22 Jun 25, 2009
dewdalohajoey wrote:
**** all u guys! Bwa ha ha ha!!! Suffah!!! Good fo u!!!!
No mo Matson, no mo rice!!!! Rice Neegahz!!!!
Dat remines me. I better stock up on toilet paper, because I tend to have massive diarrhea attacks from eating raw fish heads all the time.

Off to Costco ;-]
dewdalohajoey

United States

#23 Jun 25, 2009
alice wrote:
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Dat remines me. I better stock up on toilet paper, because I tend to have massive diarrhea attacks from eating raw fish heads all the time.
Off to Costco ;-]
Well, da Kim Chee King going shoot his DUNG 2 at Hawaii, giving new meaning to the term, projectile diarrhea.
alice

San Diego, CA

#24 Jun 25, 2009
alice wrote:
yikes makiki man..but what about us females and our monthly need for paper products?
get hapai
Eric

Des Moines, IA

#25 Jun 25, 2009
retired wrote:
dont always blame matson, the worker are paid way more the same job in other industry.
of course some jobs are unique.
Actually they pay less than the same job in other industries.... at least on the mainland.... and the other paper quoted only the wages of the two highest paid workers.

Mahalo
Steven Dore

Honolulu, HI

#26 Jun 25, 2009
retired wrote:
dont always blame matson, the worker are paid way more the same job in other industry.
of course some jobs are unique.
Nonsense, a monkey can do what they can. The laws are written by paid off doofuses to protect these overpaid jobs and quash competition which also results in the cost of goods being higher here.
dewdalohajoey

United States

#27 Jun 25, 2009
alice wrote:
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get hapai
Ummmm...trannies can't get hapai.

Even da post-operative trannies. Geesh.

Unless u stay Thomas Beetie, from Oprah.
Brown Pages

Mililani, HI

#28 Jun 25, 2009
Gotta Run wrote:
Uh oh! There goes all our toilet paper.
Just let your fingers do the walking.

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