Strikesgiving kicks off with union march blocking LAX; 90-minute delays expected

Twitchy has already reported on the upcoming Strikesgiving season, which kicked off early with strikes at Oakland International Airport and the Port of Oakland and could greet Walmart shoppers with picket lines and walkouts on Black Friday. Many thousands passing through LAX this afternoon for Thanksgiving travel are contending with a march of union protesters in the street out front, which is adding an estimated 90 minutes to travelers’ plans.

Not surprisingly, the union isn’t winning a lot of fans today, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Pro golfer Rickie Fowler would like to get through, please.

The union does have its supporters, although we’ll guess a lot of them aren’t traveling through LAX today.

KCAL9’s Dave Lopez interviewed some of the demonstrators and found they didn’t work for the airport and weren’t sure what exactly they were protesting; they were, however, proud to lend their support.

  • Seewetoldu

    Are these the same guys that went to Obamas campaign speeches to fill in the seats.

  • jd

    Have always hated unions…now even more. A lot of lost productivity
    for me, the team, and our client because of this protest.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I remember a big push in, I believe it was the 1980s, to “look for the union lable”.

    I do look for the union lable.

    And then don’t buy it… even if the alternative costs more— but it rarely does.

    If there’s no alternative, I do without. That unions were ever good is propaganda. Any the pocket unions bounced between were Organized Crime and the American Commies.
    They must be happy now— by become the enforcement arm of the DumperCrats their ownership no longer has to go back & forth between the two— they get to be owned by both at once!

    Take it from someone who lived through most of the 20th century.

    • nc

      My father used to tell me about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in NYC that happened 100 years ago. So maybe at that time there was a legit purpose for unions. But today? Between the myriad of safety regulations and minimum wage laws, why in the world do we need them?

  • TugboatPhil

    I think if I were driving in that area and had just been told I had lymphoma and only had a few months left, I’d enjoy flattening as many of the picket line as possible. Who knows, maybe I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as I think I would.

    (disclaimer – I am not now, nor in the future, endorsing the use of a large, heavy motor vehicle traveling at high speed to hit human beings, no matter how much they are a festering boil on our society)

    • Mike Rogers

      I used to work at a military base where a union thought it would be good for heir cause to picket the entrance.
      I took to turning in suddenly and accelerating to make them scatter as I arrived for work each morning. Most of my colleagues took a similar approach.
      A few years later, I failed my first civilian job interview by letting my anti-union bias show very clearly. Then the interviewer told me it was a closed shop. Their loss, not mine.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    I’m for it. Strike on. Let the unions think they can go wild under Barry 2. Let all these Obama supporters experience first-hand what they voted for. Let liberal Californians deal with BIg Labor run amok. A year or so of that should soften them up nicely for Conservative messaging,

    • nc

      If only. Things keep getting worse here, and the libs just won their biggest victory ever.

  • Mike Rogers

    Yeah, closing ports and airports for holiday travel: another way the great cosmoplitan metrosexual, Obama is making us into France.

  • Mike Rogers

    Idiots in the road outside the terminal: jaywalking’s a crime with a high risk of injury. #extrapoints