Getting ugly

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

  2. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    As much as I apreciate their pain, that is not the way to handle it!! It only makes things worse.
  3. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Doing things like this will not make more people like unions, it just turns them off.
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    No one arrested?????????????????????
  5. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    Hoffa saying him and Obama are going to "take them sons of bitches out" referring to the republicans, gave a green light to those longshoremen to create mayhem. Obama can take the blame as well. Standing by Hoffa's words.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I'm not saying they were right or wrong-----but I truly believe there is a storm coming. The middleclass (what little is left of it) has had about all they can take. Stock up on guns an ammo and can goods my friends---this ain't going to be pretty.
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Please don't give opening lines like these for Klein to expound upon
  8. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's getting about time for a revolution.
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

  10. uber

    uber Guest

    Oh brother!
  11. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    The Bastille must be stormed!
  12. CharleyHustle

    CharleyHustle Active Member

    "The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that's staffing a workforce of other union laborers."

    ? Are the workers the contractor hired in a union?
  13. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    One story I read (sorry, no link-print only for now), is the contractor that EGT hired is under Operating Engineers (IUOE) contract. But, the grain terminal is not in the jurisdictional area for that IUOE local. It didn't sound like any IUOE members actually scabbed, more like a way for EGT to cry to the media: 'Look! See! We hired a union contractor!'
  14. Jigawatts

    Jigawatts Member

    Anyone ever seen Network? :speechless2:
  15. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    When corporate America can tie up labor issues in court for years maybe the working man feels like there being walked all over. Remember Patriots dumped tea into the Boston harbor to protest taxation without representation. Time will be the judge of The Longshoreman's actions.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    With the Internet we can all judge their actions ourselves. Deplorable.
  17. MobileBA

    MobileBA Member

    Deplorable until its your job outsourced to an illegal worker. Longshoreman have the contract for the port of longview. Longview leases the port facilities to EGT EGT hires anyone else but the longshoreman who have the contract with the port of longview. The court is set to hear the case next spring meanwhile longshoreman are idled with no work. Classic case of an end around and using the courts to destroy a union. Deplorable? What would you do to retain your wage and benefits or do do you think your over compensated?
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would not resort to violence. Violence solves nothing.
  19. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    In your opinion.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Please give one example of an incident where violence alone resolved the issue.

    I can understand the frustration of the longshoremen but resorting to violence will not solve their dispute.