So, the SEIU wants to do a work stoppage at one of the busiest airports, and on the busiest travel day of the year. Typically, we’d just look at this as yet another, “union goons screw up everyone’s holiday to get what they want.” But, there is more to it than meets the eye. For the preliminaries, take a look at this from Stop the ACLU…
(CBS LA) Employees at Los Angeles International Airport were considering plans Friday to walk off the job ahead on what is traditionally the busiest traveling day of the year.
But, hey, they really, really care or something.
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.
As many as 1,000 airport workers and union supporters are expected to march on Century Boulevard just as an estimated 1.8 million passengers are expected to travel through LAX over the holiday weekend.
SEIU marched in March, but there were not real delays. Now, Gross-Gaitan says ““It’s entirely possible there will be significant travel delays.” And big delays at a big airport can have a ripple effect across the country, as planes arrive very late at other airports, gumming up the works.
Now, the casual observer will look at this and think that the poor workers were cheating the workers. But that is where the rest of the story comes in…
(LA Times) Company officials said their employees voted in December to reject or decertify their collective bargaining agreement with the SEIU before its expiration date. Since then, hourly wages have improved for the vast majority of employees, they said, and workers can choose the type of healthcare plan they want.
Now wait just a second here. I thought the Union mantra is “this is what democracy looks like?” I mean, if the workers VOTED, isn’t that DEMOCRACY? Or, is this like any other leftist scenario, and it’s really only “democracy” if they win?