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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Longshoremen Storm Washington Export Terminal Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Hundreds of angry longshoremen walked off the job at ports in the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, effectively shutting down loading and unloading operations in a wildcat labor action that turned into a raucous confrontation — with union members storming a grain export terminal and holding security guards at bay for hours.

Shipping terminals in Seattle, Tacoma and Everett were idled as workers joined the protest in the town of Longview, where police said union members rushed into a contested loading area in the pre-dawn hours, cutting brake lines on a train full of grain, pushing a security vehicle into a ditch and dumping part of the grain cargo off the train.
The protest followed a clash with police Wednesday in which longshoremen blocked railroad tracks near Vancouver, Wash., to prevent the grain from reaching the export terminal, 45 miles west. Union leaders contend the terminal should be staffed with members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

In that protest, union members outnumbered officers, pelting police with rocks and using pepper spray, police said.

There have been no serious injuries, but 19 protesters were arrested for trespassing during the initial protests Wednesday.

Police were not present during Thursday's pre-dawn action, but they said six security guards had no choice but to remain inside a guard shack while protesters went wild.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-union-protest-20110909,0,2369812.story?track=rss
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Mark My Words.....Someone will eventually be killed in a Mob attack...The Government will step in to protect the perpetrators from their victims.Policies will be blamed for "animal acts",and civil citizens will loose another Right,in the name of compassion and Justice...

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