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UNION: Longshoremen’s behavior was criminal

Letter by Beth Fleming, Spanaway on Sep. 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm with 8 Comments »
September 12, 2011 2:00 pm

Re: “Judge warns union to halt illegal tactics” (TNT, 9-9).

I do not have sympathy or respect for any union that would allow or condone the criminal actions of its members such as those inflicted on the Port of Longview by the Longshore union.

Do they think they are better then everyone else? That many other people aren’t suffering job losses, wage cuts and loss of medical benefits? Do you see any of us putting together a mob of bullies to defy the law, holding innocent people hostage, vandalizing property and intimidating others?

What if we all decided to handle our labor disputes that way? What if teachers held classrooms of children hostage and went around smashing desks, computers and chalkboards? Violence solves nothing, and last I heard, taking hostages, vandalism and bullying are all illegal.

They are criminals and should be treated as such.

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  1. Beth – you’re right. Violence should never be condoned.

    When should we find, arrest and charge the violent protestors that damaged Democratic offices and threatened Congressmen and Senators?

  2. At the same time they find the demokrats who damaged republican buses and vans meant to carry voters to the polls.

  3. frosty – site sources and actually events.

  4. Has anyone been charged with a crime or is Beth as sensitive as Mary was.

  5. doesnt matter it happend and it was wrong…

  6. Obama needs to declare george bush, dick cheney, condi rice, donald rumfeld, addington, rove et al should be declared enemy combatants and sent to gitmo.

    Once that happens lets turn our attention to the union workers who wont bow down and kowtow to the corporations like you weak uneducated idiot republicans.

    No offense.

  7. As long as we are listing folks who should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law…..I’m still waiting to see some Banksters from Goldman Sachs, AIG, B of A, etc. doing the frogwalk on the way to some serious hard time.

  8. LarryFine says:

    Sandy Berger for stealing secret documents from the National Archives…

    Barney Frank and his fellow tax cheats…

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