Port Whine: Big Labor’s Occu-Punks

Scruffy progressive protesters locked themselves together across railroad tracks, blocked traffic, and shouted profanities at police on Tuesday in a coordinated “West Coast Port Shutdown.” Truckers lost wages. Shippers lost business. This is what the Occupy Wall Street movement calls “victory.”

Aging Big Labor bosses toasted one another from the sidelines as they declared the “rebirth of the labor movement.” What’s really going on? It’s a decrepit union’s old-school power grab wrapped in self-deluded social-media do-goodism.

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