Saturday, May 3, 2008

West Coast Port Shut Down

The New York Times reports that longshoreman shut down 29 ports on the West Coast to protest the war in Iraq.

From the article:
“Longshore workers are standing down on the job and standing up for America,” Bob McEllrath, the union’s president, said in a statement. “We’re supporting the troops and telling politicians in Washington that it’s time to end the war in Iraq.”
According to Purchasing.com the strike was for a single 10 hr shift. The same site reports a ten day strike in 2002 cost business an estimated 1 to 2 billion dollars.

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