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California Port Worker Exposes Labor Union for Exascerbating Supply Chain Crisis, ‘Keep Cutting the Work’
breitbart.com ^ | 10/26/2021 | Wendell Husabo

Posted on 10/27/2021 8:57:02 PM PDT by rktman

A California longshoreman, who works at California’s San Pedro Bay Port Complex, reportedly said the labor unions are exascerbating the supply chain crisis.

Identified as Alfred to Yahoo News, the longshoreman blamed Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) for “cutting the work” at the port, which is increasing the jam of containers stuck at sea and on the docks.

“They’re [PMA] the ones who are not training: skilled positions. [That] means crane operators, top handler drivers, trans drivers,” said Alfred. “They’re the ones who are keeping the ships out there at sea anchored.”

Despite the delays and mounting shipping costs American families and workers are experiencing, Alfred maintained “we have the manpower there, [they] just keep cutting the work.”

Alfred also said there is “not enough space” to offload the containers and stack it on the port, questioning the unions rules that are increasing the backlog. “There are truck drivers that come in and are waiting for a chassis and the company does not allow us to give them it,” Alfred said.

The port backlogs have often been blamed on too few truck drivers. President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chris Spear told CNN last week the industry is short a record amount of drivers, 30 percent.

But a truck driver named Carlos Rameriz told Yahoo News the ports are not releasing containers to the drivers. “It’s been the worst month I ever had. There’s no work. They’re not releasing anything from [the port],” said Rameriz. “That’s what pays my bills.”

Rameriz also said many of the truckers are waiting three hours or longer to enter the port to pick up a container. The drivers are at the “mercy of longshoremen who operate on their own schedule,” Rameriz said.

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Well, raggedy jen says if you get your vax your treadmill will be delivered by Monday. Or something. Oh, and put your mask back on.
1 posted on 10/27/2021 8:57:02 PM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Ginger Goebbels says shop early and often.


2 posted on 10/27/2021 9:01:53 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: rktman
...reportedly said the labor unions are exascerbating the supply chain crisis.

Why? I'm not questioning the validity of the claim, but what's the reason? I'm not seeing who this helps.

3 posted on 10/27/2021 9:12:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Voter Fraud] == [Civil War])
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To: rktman

4 posted on 10/27/2021 9:18:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Steely Tom

Not sure.


5 posted on 10/27/2021 9:20:21 PM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this? 😕)
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To: rktman

> “They’re [PMA] the ones who are not training: skilled positions <

I’m not sure what that means. It seems to imply that the union does all the job training, and they are not training additional folks.


6 posted on 10/27/2021 9:21:22 PM PDT by Leaning Right (The steal is real.)
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To: Steely Tom

Same union that shut down the Port of New York at the height of WW2.

Greed is their Creed.


7 posted on 10/27/2021 9:27:31 PM PDT by Chad C. Mulligan (qd4)
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Greed yes but not for money.

For power.

They really like seeing people hop when they say, "frog".

It amuses them.

8 posted on 10/27/2021 9:49:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (add a dab of lavender in milk, leave town with an orange and pretend you're laughing with it)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Scum! Villains!

Well, I’VE got a few exciting ways to make an ash hull DANCE!

Hope they enjoy the sharp, staccato beat...


9 posted on 10/27/2021 9:53:52 PM PDT by HKMk23 (The right of freedom of religion shall not be derogated even if the life of the nation is at stake.)
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From the original article: Title:

>> California Port Worker Exposes Labor Union for Exascerbating Supply Chain Crisis, ‘Keep Cutting the Work’ <<

First sentence:

>> A California longshoreman, who works at California’s San Pedro Bay Port Complex, reportedly said the labor unions are exascerbating the supply chain crisis. <<

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https://www.dictionary.com/browse/exacerbate

Exacerbate Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com

Exacerbate definition, to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate

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10 posted on 10/27/2021 10:16:30 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Steely Tom

Some people don’t want others trained because if they have more trained people then they might get less overtime. Also less trained people means those who are trained have more leverage.


11 posted on 10/28/2021 12:00:18 AM PDT by 98charlie
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To: rktman

Union extortion


12 posted on 10/28/2021 12:05:38 AM PDT by Fledermaus (I'll wear a mask when Dr. Fraudchi shuts the hell up.)
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To: Steely Tom

Demorat thugs… they do what they are told by ‘let’s go Brandon’!


13 posted on 10/28/2021 12:06:40 AM PDT by antceecee
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To: Steely Tom
Why? I'm not questioning the validity of the claim, but what's the reason? I'm not seeing who this helps.

Just as the East Coast longshoreman unions were dominated by the Mafia, the West Coast's are long dominated by Marxists. They are not interested in helping anyone, but rather in creating economic hardship and increasing revolutionary conditions.

14 posted on 10/28/2021 12:49:19 AM PDT by Robwin ( )
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To: Steely Tom

It is probably a struggle between the members and leadership. This happened with the steel and auto workers during the election, and its going on right now with the IAM (machinists and aerospace workers) where leadership supports the administration’s on covid and the membership doesn’t.


15 posted on 10/28/2021 12:51:50 AM PDT by TooBusy
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To: rktman; Chad C. Mulligan; 98charlie; antceecee; Robwin; TooBusy

Thank you all for your enlightening answers.


16 posted on 10/28/2021 3:29:00 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Voter Fraud] == [Civil War])
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To: Leaning Right

” It seems to imply that the union does all the job training, and they are not training additional folks.”

Quite a few unions do the training instead of the companies. In either Illinois or Iowa there is a huge training facility for some union. Pipe fitters? I can’t recall.
You can be the most skilled person on the planet but without that union training cert you won’t work.


17 posted on 10/28/2021 3:45:08 AM PDT by oldvirginian (I’m getting tired of being part of a major historical event.)
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To: rktman
Canada's CPPIB to buy Ports America from Oaktree to further infrastructure push

Watchdog raises concern about Canadian pension investments in China

18 posted on 10/28/2021 3:54:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Those aren't masks. They're muzzles. )
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To: Steely Tom

Big unions are an arm of the socialist, democrat party. The more pain they inflict upon the masses, makes it easier for big government to come to their “rescue”.
Once those masses are dependent upon the government for basic life necessities, the battle is over, they win.


19 posted on 10/28/2021 4:21:34 AM PDT by Fireone (When they pry them from my cold, dead, unvaccinated hands.)
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To: imardmd1

Well, at least they didn’t say “exasperating” the supply chain crisis.


20 posted on 10/28/2021 5:15:28 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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