The Dockworkers' Strike

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 38•38 Oct 16, 2002

Dockworkers in 29 West Coast ports returned to work last week under court order, tackling a 10-day backlog of cargo. What do you think?

  • “Those damn dockworkers have it so good—except for the spending-all-day-hauling-200- pound-boxes part.”

    John McGee –
    Systems
    Analyst

  • “My heart goes out to those dockworkers. They could have been contenders. They could have been somebody. Instead of a bunch of bums, which is what they are.”

    Grace Olney –
    Librarian

  • “I heard Bush ended this strike by invoking 1947's Taft-Hartley Act. If I were him, I'd leave that boring crap back in ninth-grade history, where it belongs.”

    Randall
    Smithson –
    Electrician

  • “Oh, good. I would have just died if some shit on a boat in San Francisco didn't get unloaded.”

    Adam Nesbitt –
    Attorney

  • “This is like the time I organized a strike over at Sbarro's. Actually, I just stopped showing up.”

    Gordie Runnels –
    File Clerk

  • “I just feel bad for all the rotting vegetables. They're the real victims in all this.”

    Marcy Webber –
    Student

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