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Union chooses to try to ruin holiday for travelers at LAX

Of course we’re talking about a government union, the SEIU, which plans today, from 11am to 4pm (PST), to put 1,000 protesters on Century Blvd. near LAX to, one assumes, “persuade” harried and pissed off travelers that the SEIU’s cause is just.

Or something.

So to do that they choose peak time on the busiest travel day of the year to protest a company that decertified them by claiming that safety at the airport has been compromised (because, you know, only union companies have the inside on “safety”), that the company isn’t paying a “living wage” (according to other new reports, the employees of this particular company have gotten wage increases since decertification) and that the employees are being denied health care coverage (the same news reports claim these employees now have a number of health care insurance choices).

Or to put it another way, this is a fairly typical propaganda driven and thuggish union tantrum and they’re planning on screwing over travelers to make whatever point they are trying to make.

Which brings us to a graphic I found interesting.  Now granted, in the case of the graphic we’re talking about private unions.  But it still make a powerful statement about unions overall:

Of course, given the demise of Hostess, I’d guess that last number is just a touch higher.

So, if you were looking at this graphic and considering what the SEIU planned for today given the fact that it is likely to cause some people to miss flights etc., what would your overall impression of unions be?  And how relevant would you consider them in the 21st century?

~McQ

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7 Responses to Union chooses to try to ruin holiday for travelers at LAX

  • So to do that they choose peak time on the busiest travel day of the year to protest a company that decertified them…

    Important quibble here, McQ.  Companies don’t decertify unions.  Workers do.
    As pertains to the SEIU, we all know what the “service” in their name implies…

  • You know when this sort of thing stops? The first time an irate traveler who’s been inconvenienced puts one of these selfish jerks in the hospital.

    • That or someone who loses his job on account of these pukes.
      I’m shocked it hasn’t happened yet.

  • I watched a reporter interview two women standing in a SEIU strike. Both women didn’t work for the company and both didn’t know what the strike was about. They said they were ‘in sympathy’. That’s how the SEIU operates and that’s why they’re asked that anyone should go strike at Walmart – whether they work for the company or not. They want their numbers to seem big. I hope there are savvy reporters ready to interview some of those ‘striking’….

    • Malkin does her usual excellent job of reportage.  WalMart is, in part, funding these idiot Collectivists.

  • The union members who showed up to protest, didn’t know what they were protesting for or against. The LAX workers, who did know, wanted the union gone. They didn’t protest, nor dd they strike. They voted the union out.