Skip to comments.Union protests at Los Angeles airport, threatening to disrupt holiday travel (Union thugs)
Posted on 11/21/2012 3:16:23 PM PST by jazusamo
LOS ANGELES A labor dispute at Americas third busiest airport is promising to turn what is already a bad travel day into a nightmare.
One of the nations biggest unions plans to effectively block two entrances into Los Angles International airport, a protest police fear will turn the streets outside into a parking lot at a time when tens of thousands of cars are pouring into the airport.
The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, claims a company that employs 450 sky caps, cabin cleaners and security workers at LAX illegally broke a contract and is in violation of the citys living wage ordinance.
That company, Aviation Safeguards, claims thats inaccurate, saying 52 percent of its workers voted to decertify the SEIU. It also says employee pay has increased by more than $2 million since workers kicked the union out to compensate for changes in their health care policies.
In protest, and with five additional LAX contracts expiring at the end of November, SEIU chose the busiest travel day of the year to bring attention to its cause. Asked what the SEIU had to say to the thousands of Californians who could miss their flights because of the protest, spokesman Ernesto Guerrero said, we understand the inconvenience, but workers here are making the decisions of life.
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Hopefully they are sowing the seeds of their own demise but judging by the last election, the box-of-rocks electorate will not make the connection.
Where Union jackasses are put in their place, either by being de-Certified, or by failing in attempts to Unionize (see Wal-Mart), they send in the clowns trying to disrupt business and to screw the customers.
If this isn't the Socialist Workers' Party now taking over ALL of Amerika, I don't know what is.
Kick Union asses out of ALL Government Employment, and replace them with 50% less people who actually do meaningful WORK (that INCLUDES the Teachers, Police, Fire, etc., who work for We The People, NOT Union Bosses who extort the Taxpayer for ludicrous wages/benefits/Retirements, and DUES).
Sadly I agree, it’s really difficult once getting to voting age to overcome dumb.
So the union lost a decertification election and plans to disrupt the airport to demonstrate that no one else should ever try this again. This is pure thuggery and they should be treated as such. However, they will probably be served tea and cookies instead.
If it weren’t for the Takeover of the Court System by Communist Sympathizers (Activist Liberal Judges and Trial Lawyers), the public sector unions would have been brought up on Organized Crime/Extortion/Fraud/RICO Charges LONG AGO.
My daughter just missed her flight home for Thanksgiving because of these jerks.
Hopefully she'll make another flight so you all can enjoy Thanksgiving.
just arrest the idiots! Cannot let a group of agi-props to hurt people en mass!
BTW the “living wage” mandated in LA is $10.70/hr pay and $4.67 in health benefits.
Eugene, Oregon libs were trying to push it through a couple or so years ago and the small business owners turned out in force to tell the city council they'd leave enmasse (sp) if it passed.
Fortunately even the lib council had enough sense not to pass it.