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Re: How Nasty Can Union Violence Get And Still Be Legal?

skippy delepepper ·
More Union Violence. Over 500 people " storm " private property, break windows and vandalize other property, wield baseball bats and crowbars, make death threats, and allegedly hold six guards hostage. Fifty law enforcement officers respond. U.S. Marshalls are placed on standby to enforce a related injunction issued by a federal judge. It happened September 9 th ,2011 at a grain terminal at Port of Longview in southwest Washington State. The perpetrators? Members of the International...
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teyates ·
So Propie, do you believe that an employer should not have the right to bring in replacement workers if the "unionized" employees walk off the job? Does that employer also not have the right to protect their investments (tools, equipment, machinery)? This is what the Pinkertons were doing, you said so yourself. I know of a company in this region that had a strike several years ago. One of the union employees bragged to me about how they gathered together and went thru the parking lot with a...
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Bestworking ·
As I said I was young and didn't know all the details. I only knew someone got killed for trying to work and make a living.
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The Propagandist ·
What was management's egregious provocation? Is there a Mafia connection? Gotta be one in there somewhere. Unions just don't act like that of their own accord. Management's favorite negotiating tool Strikebreaking Employers don't always accept a workers' strike calmly. They can try to fight back against the union, sometimes through lawsuits and legislation, sometimes with violent thugs. Some employers used companies that offered strikebreaking services, such as the Pinkerton Detective...
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interventor1212 ·
"Since 1975, the National Institute for Labor Relations Research has collected more than 9,000 reports of union violence. These incidents are recorded and electronically maintained in the Institute’s Violent Event Data File. The Violent Event Data File is a record of violent events that involved labor union members and/or labor union officials. The file is organized into a list of individual records, with each record summarizing a separate violent event. The information about each of these...
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Bestworking ·
Skippy, when I was younger they had a trucker's strike. Remember that? They shot and killed a man somewhere around the shoals area. It's been so long I can't remember all the details, thought maybe you would.
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Re: How Nasty Can Union Violence Get And Still Be Legal?

The Propagandist ·
Originally Posted by Bestworking: Skippy, when I was younger they had a trucker's strike. Remember that? They shot and killed a man somewhere around the shoals area. It's been so long I can't remember all the details, thought maybe you would. Those were not union truckers ; those were independent truckers protesting the price of fuel and federal regulations of the trucking industry. Independent truckers have held several of these "strikes" since the first gas shortage in 1973. One of the...
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How Nasty Can Union Violence Get And Still Be Legal?

skippy delepepper ·
By ALAN FARNHAMSept. 22, 2011How nasty can union violence get and still be legal? A labor racketeering case against one of the biggest building trade unions in New York promises to clarify just how far union violence can go without becoming illegal --...

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