Union Boss Occupy Wall Street Alliance Hurts Union Workers

Union workers were sent home without pay because of an Occupy Wall Street protest that attempted to shut down ports on the West Coast.  The San Francisco Chronicle reported “Roughly 150 longshoremen on the morning shift were sent home with little or no pay, some because they were unable to get to work and others because trucks that haul shipping containers couldn’t reach the docks, Merrilees said. Another 50 longshore workers were able to report to their jobs.”

Union bosses have subsidized these radicals and in the end union workers suffer twice — first they lost their pay checks and second, their union dues paid for the protests.