December 11, 2012
It seems everywhere we turn today, some Progressive twit is declaring what they want to be a “basic human right.” Abortion, birth control, medicine, healthcare, a home, public transportation, recreational drugs, food and any number of other wants are declared basic human rights that should just be given to them, free of charge with someone else footing the bill.
But it seems that when it comes to a job, that is not a basic human right and judging by the actions unfolding as the Michigan legislature passes Right to Work legislation, you should not be able to have a job or work for a paycheck unless you are held hostage to a union.
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September 8, 2011
Found at the International Longshoremen’s Association website.
“The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO joins in solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in condemning the attack by police in riot gear on hundreds of ILWU member-protesters in Washington State and the detention of ILWU President Bob McEllrath.
ILWU President McEllrath and hundreds of his members were peacefully protesting at a railroad tracks yesterday, blocking a train carrying grain to a foreign-owned loading facility in Longview, Washington.
“The ILA condemns this aggression against union workers seeking to protect the work that they have performed for over 80 years in the Port of Longview,” said ILA President Harold J. Daggett. “They were peacefully protesting the failure by big grain companies to honor ILWU agreements,” President Daggett continued. “I stand with ILWU President in proclaiming: ‘It shouldn’t be a crime to fight for good jobs in America’.”
ILA President Harold Daggett pledged the ILA’s full support in this struggle.
“The ILA stands with ILWU and will offer any help it can to make certain ILWU members rights and jobs are protected,” added ILA President Daggett.
Ignored is the condemnation by the NLRB of their conduct and the violation of a court order barring them from such actions. No mention of how they got past guards or acknowledgement of damage to the train and company property.