I admit it, I'm a liberal shopaholic. I revel in my recycled toilet paper and Mini Cooper. I am deeply upset by the prospect of greedy Powell's "workers" killing Santa this year because they want health coverage. Why can't they whine AFTER the holiday season. Likely, I'll be pinching pennies in January anyway, and will not feel tempted to cross their picket line. But threatening to strike during the holiday season is a low blow.
So what if Michael Powell paid X million dollars for a new warehouse? If he says there isn't enough money for healthcare, who am I to question?
Why are Powell's workers so greedy...taking away Christmas from Portland's chrildren, and stuff? If I can't assuage my guilt by shopping at a "cool" store, I'm liable to buy less than I'd like, and that would be bad for the economy.
I've always supported the CONCEPT of unions, but ILWU local 5 is going too far in threatening to ruin Christmas. I'd rather be a scab shopper than support a bunch of union scrooges. Maybe I'll form "Citizens Against Wrecking Holiday Shopping."