By Rick Manning — The City of Los Angeles should arrest any person who blocks traffic without delay. If these Service Employee International Union (SEIU) occupiers are allowed to arbitrarily disrupt the City of Los Angeles without interference, they will be encouraged to engage in further, even more disruptive temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. Mayor Villaraigosa has a responsibility to the entire City of Los Angeles to order the arrest of anyone who blocks LAX traffic in this unlawful protest. If the Mayor’s office has permitted the protest, then the City should be liable for reimbursing the costs for every person who misses their flight as a result of this action.
Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort; it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., virtually the entire day. The LAPD says that travellers should arrive 90 minutes earlier than usual. LAX already advises people to arrive two hours in advance.
What exactly is SEIU protesting for? They say that an airport contract is breaking the city law on living wages – which, of course, is nonsense, since that would be prosecutable. They also say that the contractor has eliminated “affordable healthcare” for over 400 workers. Which is, again, bull. After all, can’t the SEIU just rely on Obamacare?
Leave it to the unions to ruin Thanksgiving. They’ve ruined every other day of the year.