National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix recently did an Op-Ed for The Livingston Parish News in Louisiana. In it, he discusses how union bosses like ILA’s Harold Daggett use dirty tactics to try to maintain control of the ports and port jobs.
For decades, ILA bosses like Daggett have, as the New York Daily News recently noted, “held a tight grip on who is hired” at seaports all along the East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. […]
Daggett and his cohorts are allegedly wielding their substantial control over prime port jobs to benefit people with “direct connections to crime families or high-ranking ILA officials,” as reporter Clayton Guse wrote for the Daily News on March 13.
A case in point are the “special deals” extracted from the New York Shipping Association by ILA negotiators on behalf of more than 200 longshoremen in New York and New Jersey, enabling them to be paid for up to 27 hours of “work” a day, seven days a week, if they show up for a total of 40 hours a week.Mark Mix, The Livingston Parish News
Read the full article here.
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