Employers appeal to dockworkers in West Coast port fight

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  • SlickMick Ashburn, VA
    Feb. 19, 2015 11:43 a.m.

    No one wants to begrudge longshorement the right to concessions...those are some seriously hard workers who deserve to be paid well compared to other trades. However, the problem is we have a powerful employer going against a powerful union, and no one trusts the other. Hence we have games like this. But, it could work. All's fair in these types of negotiations. I think most longshorement want to get to work but don't want to give anything up. Sounds like the latest offer does that. Funny sometimes to see how the company and union try to stick it to each other. These guys hate each other but need each other. And the acrimony helps to keep the negotiators in their jobs. No incentive for enduring peace.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Feb. 19, 2015 10:21 a.m.

    Longshoreman make about $100,000 a year and clerks who guide the movement of shipping $120,000. Seems ok to me. Why the long strike. Of course California does not have a right to work law.