Confused about labor politics and the West Coast Port Shut Down?
Here’s a video about the December 12th Port Shutdown:
And here’s an amazing interview with two rank and file longshore workers:
To some of the organizers here in Seattle, this quote from the interview speaks to exactly why we are doing this:
These ports are the people’s ports. Ports belong to the people of the Pacific Coast. The money came from the taxpayers in California, Oregon and Washington. EGT was subsidized by the Port of Longview. So the people have the right to go down there and protest how their tax dollars have been ripped off.
This action has spread to Denver and Salt Lake City with blockades of Wal Mart distribution centers, plus a port blockade in Houston, and an action by railway workers in Japan! Updates are here: http://www.westcoastportshutdown.org.
On Monday, the whole world will be watching.