1110AM Vancouver Washington reports that the Longshoremen’s Union has stopped a grain train in Vancouver by placing 200 people on the tracks. The Union is protesting the selection of a different union to run the grain elevator at the port of Longview. A federal judge was forced to step in and issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Longshore Union due to alleged death threats and assaults committed by union members. The Seattle Times reports that this protest is in violation of the TRO issued by a federal judge.
This sort of behavior is completely unacceptable. Not winning the job is a disappointment, but this seems to amount to nothing more than a giant temper tantrum by the Union for not getting their way. It happens all the time all over the world, groups bid for jobs and some don’t get them. What makes them think they are entitled to this job, and why do they think they have a right to protest in violation of a court order because they didn’t’ get what they want or if the allegations are true; threaten the lives of people and commit assault against others?
This union is giving unions world wide a bad name and should be ashamed of their behavior.