Thousands of Unionized LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve

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    Nov 16, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/16/thousands-of-lax-workers-set-for-walkout-on-thanksgiving-eve/
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Workers ought to strike and bring balance back to business in America. A liberal use of the guillotine on business execs would be a great idea, while they're at it.
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidWhy don't you keep us abreast of what's happening in your neck of the woods....in Hong Kong. icon_rolleyes.gif


    You don't think this is relevant to travelers? I am based in Toronto as I have noted and I just traveled through San Francisco.

    The days leading to Thanksgiving are the busiest travel days in the US but I wouldn't expect you to recognize it or care that there could be hundreds of thousands stranded as a result.
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:21 PM GMT


    Of course holiday travelers are much more important than this:

    " A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year.

    Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that AVSG left more than 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance."


    So what do YOU suggest be done to help these workers Riddie?
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
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    Of course holiday travelers are much more important than this:

    " A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year.

    Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that AVSG left more than 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance."


    So what do YOU suggest be done to help these workers Riddie?


    If laws were broken or contracts broken, there are legal remedies. Who do you think gets hurt though if they strike the day before Thanksgiving? It certainly won't be AVSG.
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
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    meninlove said

    Of course holiday travelers are much more important than this:

    " A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year.

    Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that AVSG left more than 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance."


    So what do YOU suggest be done to help these workers Riddie?


    If laws were broken or contracts broken, there are legal remedies. Who do you think gets hurt though if they strike the day before Thanksgiving? It certainly won't be AVSG.


    If it were that easy a strike wouldn't be necessary. Do you think all those workers will get paid their wages while on strike? D'oh.
    If LAX wants to avert the strike all they have to do is demand AVSG make good and get it in writing, fast. Or better, LAX could promise and deliver to the workers what AVSG reneged on, THEN go after ASVG as LAX is the one that contracted ASVG in the first place.


    ...and this is again where your true colours show Riddie, it's always the union's fault.
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
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    meninlove said

    Of course holiday travelers are much more important than this:

    " A coalition of Southland labor and community leaders are calling for the protest of alleged violations by LAX contractor Aviation Safeguards (AVSG) after breaking their contract with the airport earlier this year.

    Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that AVSG left more than 400 LAX workers without affordable family health care when it failed to comply with the city’s Living Wage Ordinance."


    So what do YOU suggest be done to help these workers Riddie?


    If laws were broken or contracts broken, there are legal remedies. Who do you think gets hurt though if they strike the day before Thanksgiving? It certainly won't be AVSG.


    If it were that easy a strike wouldn't be necessary. Do you think all those workers will get paid their wages while on strike? D'oh.
    If LAX wants to avert the strike all they have to do is demand AVSG make good and get it in writing, fast. Or better, LAX could promise and deliver to the workers what AVSG reneged on, THEN go after ASVG as LAX is the one that contracted ASVG in the first place.


    ...and this is again where your true colours show Riddie, it's always the union's fault.


    It is the union's choice in walking out. And it's their choice to do it to strand travellers. I wonder how understanding they will be if this happens.
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    Nov 16, 2012 11:38 PM GMT


    Tra-la..I rest my case.

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    Next you're going to tell me it's not christian to strike. (being christian I've heard that line as well)
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    Business is not held I high regard in America at the moment. I'm sure there will be grumbling by travelers. But all in all, people will blame business.

    I posted a thread on here about the fact there will be a social revolution ion America. When millions and millions of people are suffering, the game will change.
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
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    Tra-la..I rest my case.

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    Next you're going to tell me it's not christian to strike. (being christian I've heard that line as well)


    OK I guess we'll see then. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidBusiness is not held I high regard in America at the moment. I'm sure there will be grumbling by travelers. But all in all, people will blame business.

    I posted a thread on here about the fact there will be a social revolution ion America. When millions and millions of people are suffering, the game will change.


    The thing is... the suffering that we see today is nowhere near what it was even a few decades ago. Your average person living under the supposed poverty line in the US - which is a relative measure; has a cell phone a tv and a microwave. The Occupy movement died off for a reason.
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    " Your average person living under the supposed poverty line in the US - which is a relative measure; has a cell phone a tv and a microwave."

    Poor people should stop whining?

    Those of us who can afford flights and vacations on top of our cell phones and microwaves should probably also stop whining.
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Access to healthcare far outweighs people's inconvenienced travel plans. Strikes wouldn't be very effective if they didn't cause any inconvenience.