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Dockworkers Union Protests Against Iraq?

It’s good to know the union bosses are focused like a laser on the issues that affect American workers:

“The handling of cargo at seaports from Southern California to Alaska ground to a halt Thursday as several thousand longshoremen skipped work to protest the war in Iraq.”

“‘The worst part of it seems to be for the truckers. They came down here this morning not knowing what to expect and now most of them are just sitting around waiting.’”

I’m sure many union workers are against the War in Iraq. And I’m sure many are supportive of it. But either way, it’s not a work issue.

The primary function of modern unions is to perpetuate their power and use it for political ends unrelated to the welfare of America’s workers and opposed by huge portions of their membership.

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