Hundreds Of Union Longshoremen storm Washington Port, hold Security Guards hostage, threaten Police with baseball bats

By the Full Metal Patriot

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One of President Obama's primary voting blocs are honing their thuggery skills in Longview, Washington. The story below illustrates why unions have outlived their usefulness. They're now nothing more than a legalized mafia who unleash their criminal behavior whenever their demands aren't met.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested. Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from car at the EGT terminal, Duscha said.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that's staffing a workforce of other union laborers.

Thursday's violence was first reported by Kelso radio station KLOG.

Police from several agencies in southwest Washington, the Washington State Patrol and Burlington Northern Santa Fe responded to the violence to secure the scene that followed a demonstration Wednesday.

"We're not surprised," Duscha said. "A lot of the protesters were telling us this in only the start."

One sergeant was threatened with baseball bats and retreated, Duscha said. "One officer with hundreds of Longshoremen? He used the better part of discretion."

The train was the first grain shipment to arrive at Longview. It arrived Wednesday night after police arrested 19 demonstrators who tried to block the tracks. They were led by ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, who said they would return.

The blockade appeared to defy a federal restraining order issued last week against the union after it was accused of assaults and death threats.

Ah, unions. The bastion of honest, hard-working Americans…who just happen to use violence and intimidation when they don't get their way.


noun 1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. 2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. 3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

Let me see if I understand: 500 union workers take six security guards hostage for hours, vandalize and destroy private property, and then use baseball bats to threaten police officers who responded to the lawlessness. Yet there's no mention yet on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS. Only one very small text link to a story on

 Nope, no media bias here. These aren't the droids you were looking for. Move along.

Cross-posted at Full Metal Patriot


  1. And no one's been arrested. Hey, let's go to work, stop working and beat up some people and cut some brake lines and throw stuff around and then go back to work.
    Yeah, and I should be paid for doing that too.

  2. "I can't believe we got by those troops, I thought we were dead."

    "The One has a strong influence on the Weak Minded".

  3. I was born in the Longview/Kelso area., As much as I am now ashamed to admit it.

    We are approaching a gang rule mentality in this nation with the progressive movement leading the charge.

    Trumka and his utterances early in the week certainly sets the example for union thuggery everywhere.

  4. Its time to give them the war theyre asking for.

    Where are the Pinks when we need them?


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