A disgrace. Union protesters are completely clueless.
It's worth the time to sit through the ad, and watch this report from CBS Los Angeles.
Somehow, the SEIU was given a permit to close down Century Boulevard in Los Angeles, directly in front of the airport for 45 minutes last Wednesday afternoon, the single busiest travel day of the year.
That alone is completely ridiculous. And it gets worse when you hear the details.
It turns out the SEIU is really protesting the fact that its former members voluntarily voted to leave the union last year for better pay and benefits with a private company.
CBS Los Angeles
Nearly a year ago, 52 percent of union workers voted to switch to Aviation Safeguards from SEIU for what they say are better benefits.
“As far as the union, they keep intimidating us. They keep pushing us to go with them, but we are not part of them. We don’t want to do anything with them,” worker Martin Storm told CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom. “We are actually getting paid a lot better, and I have better health insurance than I did with the union.”
UPDATE: After several news outlets incorrectly reported the protest as a strike of 1,000 workers, a spokesman for Aviaiton Safeguards released the following statement:
To be clear, this is not a strike or a walk-out of employees at LAX, but an attempt by a union that does not represent Aviation Safeguards employees to disrupt holiday travel for hundreds of thousands of people. In fact, most of the protesters on Wednesday will not even be LAX workers, but outsiders brought in by the union.
Listen to this emotional plea:
An SEIU organizer tugs at your Thanksgiving heart strings precisely at the 40-second mark.