Bush better get off his war mongering ass and get the west coast ports open and give the weapons inspectors a chance in iraq. Bush is killing this stock market. Wasting all of the surplus and not creating any jobs.
dnkldorf-I'm not blaming Bush for the strike, I am blaming him for not making the union workers go back to work. He can and should make the workers get back to work and keep the cargo moving. This economy can not handle much of this. This strike could lead to that damn straw that broke the economies back. US is starting to show some strength. We don;t need the strike.
I saw an interesting comment from one of the union reps on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, wrt most people who got screwed as employees by Enron, Worldcom, Global Crossing, etc. could have used a union looking out for their interests, auditing pension plans, making sure that the retirement benefits were on a solid foundation & that the lower level people got fair pay. That certainly resonates with me.
Unions keep management honest! Really!
I think the longshoremen's union has to be reasonable & play ball but this looks like an existential fight for them, all or nothing, and so far as management is concerned, I say be reasonable but it takes two to tango, if the management doesn't want to play ball, fuck 'em. Management looks bad too. I wish I had one of those friggen longshoremen's jobs...