Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shipping

Dock workers are essential to move cargo to and from America.  Dock workers often make three or four times the amount that average Americans make.  You would think that in times of high unemployment, underemployment, and a low labor participation rate, people would take care to keep their jobs.

Still that did not stop dock workers from going on strikes and work slowdowns in the West Coast of the US and Portland in particular.  With a governor who is involved in scandals, he has had no time to help resolve this problem.

With a city that cares more about people movers and bike trails than it does about moving heavy cargoes, the infrastructure has fallen behind.  As a result at least on major shipper has said they are moving their business to Seattle and taking their $80 with them.  Good buy jobs; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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