Our first recent story takes us to Longview, where the longshoremen (remember this guy?) ignored a judge's order to get back to work:
After a union wildcat strike turned violent on Thursday, triggering a walkout at five ports in Washington state, longshoremen went back to work on Friday.What's special about this case is that the company used union labor to do a job, just a different union.
But in an unusual twist, the National Labor Relations Board succeeded in getting a federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction Thursday against further union activity at the Port of Longview after the union ignored the temporary restraining order that he issued a week earlier.
And just down the street in Tacoma, teachers are illegally striking:
As Tacoma families prepared for another day without school today, negotiations between the Tacoma teachers union and the school district continued late into the evening Sunday.Good that the adults are setting the example up there, showing children the importance of following the law. And please, don't insult me by insinuating or even outright saying that these situations are in any way similar to the civil disobedience practiced in the civil rights era, wherein mistreatment and degradation of people was enshrined in law. Stating such would not only insult my intelligence, but would embarrass me for you.
The head of the state Public Employment Relations Commission, Cathy Callahan, mediated bargaining sessions.
The union said talks will resume this morning...
Tacoma teachers voted to strike Sept. 12, then voted again last week to remain on strike despite a judge’s order to return to work.