As Twitchy reported yesterday, the SEIU is commemorating the Thanksgiving holiday with a #Strikesgiving of its own. Calls for port strikes are escalating — how better to serve the common man than to shut down our ports? — and today, the SEIU is reveling in a strike at the Port of Oakland.

OAKLAND — Striking workers brought operations to a halt at gates to the Port of Oakland Tuesday morning, leaving more than 100 trucks lined up waiting to get in.

Employees from Service Employees International Union Local 1021 were also picketing at Oakland International Airport, but those workers left to help cover the many entrances at the port, according to union spokeswoman Anna Bakalis. The picket did not affect service at the airport, as travelers began to gear up for the Thanksgiving holiday rush, according to port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read.

The strike is being honored by members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who load and unload cargo containers on ships and trucks at the port. The participation of ILWU workers means cargo operations at the port are effectively shut down.

For the children. Always.

The strike is reportedly set to end tonight at 9 p.m., but whether or not that’s the case, we can be sure that the SEIU and fellow union thugs will ensure that #Strikesgiving sticks around.

  • J. Gritt

    Funny, the woman in the last photo with the child has enough money to buy an iPhone.

    • Dan Thorpe

      that and her hair done

      • Penmar

        Ebt card for the hair.

    • Penmar

      That’s an Obama phone, she got it by trading her food stamps,

  • MACH Tink

    I would fire everyone there are people out of work and would love to have one!

  • RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    Fire them ALL.

  • nobama1267

    These welfare suckers have money for cell phones and $100 dollar afros. I’m really getting sick and tired of this.

  • Steve_J

    If she doesn’t make enough to raise a family; why did she have the kid?

  • Jack Deth

    Fire them right now.
    Cut off their pay and disability. Right now.
    Send in the riot cops, tear gas and night sticks.
    Then arrest them all on RICO charges. Very vague and hard to define. Also obstruction of free trade and commerce.
    Wait until well into next week before anyone is arraigned, due to a ruined Thanksgiving.

    Just a train of thought.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Uneducated, unskilled workers should be happy to have a paycheck. If these mouthbreathers would read a newspaper every now and then they might have a clue as to how tough it is in the world these days. Put down your signs and go back to mindless, menial jobs.

  • TugboatPhil

    What these useless stooges don’t realize is that China is paying to widen the Panama Canal to allow the Jumbo Container Ships to transit. The ports from Galveston to Charleston will benefit while Oakland, LA and other unreliable west coast ports get left behind.

    The land shipping for most of the US will remain affected very little. It will be the west coast that ends up at the end of the shipping chain. Go ahead and enjoy the power while you have it. Worthless scum.

  • walterc

    How hard can it be to train someone to drive a forklift and load cargo? Fire them all and hire some of the 23 million unemployed that would love to have those jobs.

  • ricci

    boy the kids continue to throw temper tantrums ………….and we all know as parents whats good to stop a child from throwing a tempertantrum
    a good spanking

  • Hired Mind

    This is a self-defeating strategy. Shut down one port and the goods will go to another, and the Oakland buyers will have to pay that extra cost. They’re hurting the consumers in other towns – and the shippers – a little, and their own town A LOT.

    When people in Oakland get tired of shortages, they’ll turn their anger on the unions. We should make sure of that.

  • nc

    How much does it cost to print all those signs and banners (they always look fresh, don’t they?), and who pays for them?

  • VIsforVictory

    I say fire them. There’s plenty of people out there that
    would love to have those jobs.

  • redheadgrl

    No one should plan to raise a family on a minimum-wage, hourly job. If you want to earn more money, do well in school, get a higher education, and work your ass off when you get that first job.

    • patriot fan

      I’m pretty sure these union ppl don’t make minimum wage. They probably make damn good money!

  • StanO360

    #PortShutdown is just a massive government protected scheme to enrich longshoreman. If that WalMart woman understood what longshoreman make, and the lazy hours they work, she would be appalled.

  • patriot fan

    In a way I feel sorry for those stupid people. They can’t even see that the union bosses are using them. Wonder if obama’s recent mtg with union bosses were to plan these strikes?