BECAUSE EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES TURNS TO GOLD …
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama will intervene in a labor dispute blocking imports and exports at multiple west coast ports.
Due to friction between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association – which represents the ports’ managers – containers have been backing up at ports up and down the “Left Coast.” And ships have been backing up
The picture above (posted on the website Zero Hedge) was taken from the blog of photographer Mike Kelley, who flew over the coast of Los Angeles in a helicopter earlier this week.
“It was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had doing aerial photography – being that far out at sea, with the huge swells underneath you, and these massive, massive container ships everywhere was like living a scene out of Walter Mitty’s life,” Kelley wrote of his photo shoot.
Anyway … back to politics …
“The negotiations over the functioning of the West Coast ports have been taking place for months with the administration urging the parties to resolve their differences,” a White House spokesman told Reuters.
They haven’t, though … so Obama is now sending in his labor secretary, Tom Perez (this guy).
His mission? “To travel to California to meet with the parties to urge them to resolve their dispute quickly at the bargaining table,” the spokesman said.
This administration has been in the pocket of Big Labor from day one … and as a result has stopped the union bleeding in this country. In fact unions are once again on the move – scoring a big win two months ago in Tennessee and eyeing what could be a historic victory in rabidly right-to-work South Carolina this year.
Basically this is nothing more than the union bringing a bunch of Chicagoland gangsters to the table …
U.S. retailers – who have suffered two disastrous back-to-back months – are pressuring the administration to
“The slowdowns, congestion and suspensions at the West Coast ports need to end now,” said Jonathan Gold, a National Retail Federation executive. “It’s time for the White House to immediately engage in this critically important economic priority and force the two sides to remain at the negotiating table until a deal is done.”