SEIU workers to strike tonight at Oakland International Airport; more port strikes on horizon

Twitchy founder and CEO Michelle Malkin has been meticulously documenting the looming threat of strikes at our nation’s ports, and now, we’re on the verge of watching it all come to fruition.

An SEIU strike is planned for tonight at Oakland International Airport:

The strike will start with a rally outside of the airport’s Terminal 1 at 9 p.m. Monday and continue at noon Tuesday. Workers will also picket beginning 5 a.m. Tuesday morning at the harbor in Oakland. Union officials said they have no plans to disrupt travel.

Absolutely ridiculous. The sole purpose of the strike is to garner attention by disrupting travel.

SEIU 1021 and the port have been trying for months to negotiate a new contract to cover just over 220 workers. Those workers include, among other staff, electricians, clerical, security and janitors.

According to the Contra Costa Times, an end time for the strike has not been set.

Port #Strikesgiving isn’t limited to Oakland, however. SEIU is also supporting a strike at Fort Lauderdale International Airport:

Today, passenger service workers are holding a peaceful protest at the airport to try to encourage airline contractors to pay a living wage.

Eric Brakken, director of the Florida Union SEIU 32BJ, said people like [passenger assistance employee Edson Jocelyn] should be compensated.

And an SEIU strike is also planned for Thanksgiving Day at LAX:

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.

This time, however, [Andrew Gross-Gaitan, the director of the Southern California Airports Division of SEIU] would not dismiss the potential for severe disruptions to airport operations during the protest.

“It’s entirely possible there will be significant travel delays,” he said.

Power to the people!



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  • Lexikin

    Where’s Reagan when you need him? Oblummer would never have the balls to tell these people to STFU and work.

    • RightStuff44

      See what a little presidential encouragement can do. Marxists just love this stuff.

      Tyrants really hate ridicule and scorn.

      • TugboatPhil

        Encouragement? I think the White House sent out the strike order in their daily briefing with SEIU.

        • RightStuff44

          You are correct! We have subversives in our federal government. They should be identified and lampooned daily!

    • RightStuff44

      See what a little presidential encouragement can do. Marxists just love this stuff.

      Tyrants really hate ridicule and scorn.

  • Frederick

    Fire them all.

    Plenty of people looking for work that actually want to work.

    • docscience

      This is California, they will fire all who don’t strike.
      People who want to work at the expense of unions are dangerous to the state.

  • ZoriahShepard

    ::sarc::Oh it’s not a strike. No no no no. It’s a ‘job action’. No one on duty will be striking. They’re just gonna clog up the main thoroughfares on Thanksgiving Eve, that’s all. Jerks.

  • Vickie DHaene

    This IS Obummbler’s Civilian Military. Economic Terrorism!!

  • Delroy_Monjo

    OH NOooo! $140Mil worth of X-Boxes sitting on a ship in port! Best Buy won’t have any Big Screens for Christmas!!! EEEEK! They took my Twinkies and now this! Shoot me, just shoot me……

    • Maria

      And people may not see their families on Thanksgiving.

      • Vennoye

        True, but we all knew after the election that things were going to go down, down, down. Too bad that we are all in this along with the Obamabots..who asked for it.

  • stargazerinsavannah

    Let them strike, crush what little is left of the economy… Guess folks are going to decide whether they are willing to be screwed by the bastard from Chicago and his Marxist friends or not.
    Suspect this is all part of the Obama payoff to his Marxist union supporters.
    I suggest that it is never too late to boycott everything associated with or produced by union thugs.
    Doubt there is anything the union does that wouldn’t be better done in a right to work state.

  • Maria

    Selfishness, pure selfishness.

  • M60GPMG

    America needs to break these unions once and for all, starting with SEIU, which is basically nothing but the bottom-feeder of unions, organizing the lowest-paid and least-essential employees in any business just to extort money from the employers. Those employees are also the most replaceable, and in a perfect world (or country), and conspiracy by employees not to show up for work or do the job right would lead to termination of all of the offenders right then and there. But as these unions give a cut of their loot to the Democrats, they have a Godfather.

  • NRPax

    I’m starting to think that Pinkerton Security didn’t go far enough.

  • walterc

    The airports should post help wanted ads in all the newspapers and job service and start hiring temporary workers for the holiday season. Tell the union “we’ll talk after the holidays.

  • journey50

    Lol, Lol, Obama’s been talking about this for the last four years. He wants to change the “playing field”, his words…, everybody can make the SAME wages, but, I’ve thought all my life that a person went to school/college to try to make as much money as possible and give your family a good life, but, I don’t believe that’s what that Pretender prez wants America to be, so, just close all the colleges and let the Socialism begin, that’s what those people voted for, actually the same people that’s members of the SEIU, the Walmart employees Union, the Teachers and Police unions, etc, etc, all voted for obama and it looks like they’re well on their way to the “Same Playing Field”, lol, lol

    • southernyank

      Wal Mart isn’t unionized; that’s what has these people’s panties in a wad.

  • Major

    the parasites are getting bolder and bolder….watch the host disappear.