atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4563: Poor, poor union babies.

IWLU demands raises. They're going to shut down the west coast ports if they don't get their way.
The association of shipping lines, terminal operators and stevedores made public details of its contract offer, including 3 percent annual raises over five years, retaining employer-paid health care, and raising pensions by 11 percent. The average dockworker now makes $147,000 a year in salary, plus $35,000 a year in employer-paid health care and an annual pension of $80,000, according to an association press release.
So make sure you understand this: their health care benefits alone are above the median income of working Americans. That's without considering their pay and other benefits.

$147,000 a year. Wouldn't you like to earn $147k per year? Even without a plush benefits package added on to that salary? I sure as hell would be willing to take a job that pays seventy freaking dollars an hour. Actually--make it an even $150k per year without benefits. That's a mere $3k per week for me, gross (!) and the association of shipping lines and terminal operators would save money since I'd pay for my own health insurance out of my wages and take an unpaid vacation for two weeks of the year.

Fire all those ungrateful motherfuckers and bust the union. Give those jobs to people who would appreciate them.

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Well, the part for the washer arrived today. That's fast service!

...and now I know what I'm doing with my evening. Whee!!!!

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