Unions ruin Thanksgiving
In a not unexpected move by lazy good for nothing union bums, the SEIU has all but shut down LAX1 on the busiest travel day of the year.
The whole mess is due to the Union screaming about broken contracts. Here are some of the details from Fox News:
One of the nation’s 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.
I hope they try it. And I hope the police simply put up a sign saying they will be at lunch when all these people arrive and run into these morons. Then, I hope they run OVER these morons. So what is this utterly corrupt union claiming the problem is?
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 city’s living wage ordinance.
Living wage is one of the more bogus progressive schemes to steal money and run a company into the ground.
That company, Aviation Safeguards, claims that’s 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.
Oh Ho! The plot thickens! The union members decided they didn’t want to be in the union anymore and told the SEIU to take a hike. There’s no way the union is going to take that lying down. Nope, they are not giving up all that money they loot from the workers as “dues.”
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.”
So they are walking out before the contracts are actually up? Hmm, that strikes me as an illegal job action.
The union planned to bus in roughly a 1,000 union members to march down Century Boulevard, the main entrance into LAX, and Sepulveda Boulevard, the entrance used by motorists coming north from the beach cities and Orange County.
Translation: They’re hiring bums, winos and crack whores to walk the picket line, block traffic and possibly get killed by furious people who are going to miss their flights. The actual union members? They’re going to stay home and watch the Price is Right or something.
Police estimate the protest march could delay travelers by as much as 90 minutes, and many could miss their flights. An estimated 1.7 million are expected to use LAX over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Oh I see some serious pain coming from all this and I would wager it’s going to be inflicted on the SEIU members.
While the union’s action did bring attention to its cause, as dozens of local radio and TV vans converged on the airport to cover the event, it also could backfire, according to the company the union accuses of breaking a contract.
Unions rely on the support of the public when they pull this crap. More and more, that support has dried up and blown away. These days, most people not only don’t see any use for a union, they see them as actual impediments to the economy, and more recently, their travel plans.
“There is no dispute from our perspective. Our employees voted by a large majority to decertify from the SEIU,” Aviation Safeguard Vice President Joe Conlon said. “It is voluntary process to join a union. And it is voluntary process to not be part of a union. Our employees in a majority voted they did not want to be part of the SEIU anymore. So we don’t have a dispute. Our employees are happy with the wages and benefits they receive.”
Of course they are. To begin with, they don’t have to pay a chunk of their paychecks to the union bosses. That’s money in their pockets. Second, the company can award bonuses and other things to the best workers doing a great job, and fire the incompetent ones. It also allows the company to be more flexible, especially in this economy, and lets them move workers around as needed without have to pay extortion money to the union.
I hope these idiots do go out and wreck people’s holiday. Then I hope the corporations there fire the lot of them and replace them with people who actually want to work. Lord knows there are plenty out there, thanks to Obama, the Democrats and the jug-heads in Sacramento who have run the 8th largest economy right into the dumpster.
I also hope that anyone who misses a flight and has their holiday ruined sues the asses off the SEIU. It’s time to start breaking unions, and there’s no time like the present to get started.
~The Angry Webmaster~