ILA Walk OffAfter the protracted and disruptive labor negotiations on the west coast, is it wrong, as a west coast centric carrier, to get a small amount of satisfaction knowing we are not alone when International Longshore Association (ILA) members walked off the job in New York/New Jersey last Friday?

There was no official explanation given, but Jim McNamara ILA spokesman was heard on a New York radio station saying the walk off was a result of a dispute with the Waterfront Commission over hiring practices.  The Waterfront Commission was founded more than sixty years ago to address corruption on the docks.

Okay, it probably is wrong.  But still….