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
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.