The walkout involves clerical workers from a chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who typically make more than $160,000 a year. Dockworkers are a separate unit of the same union.
Seriously, the clerical workers make at least four times what the average worker makes
, and even twice as much as a Chicago public school teacher. Yet they're striking, even though (here comes Fact Number 2) "Shippers ... have offered lifelong job security to the 600 or so full-time clerical workers ... (and) also have offered to boost average annual pay from $165,000 to $195,000 and grant 11 weeks of paid vacation."
Readers who understand the union-favoring, far-left orientation of the press, especially that of the Associated Press
, understand perfectly why these fun facts have failed to make their way into the vast majority of establishment press stories.