There is trouble brewing at the ports on
the west coast.
Truckers long shoremen, all asking for
more benifits. Big distruptions.
U.S agriculture shippers yesterday urged President Obama
to “intervene personally” by bringing in a federal mediators to help
reach a U.S. West Coast labor contract deal and
end slowdowns at West Coast ports.
Much congestion, and if they don'y get the products
out there is a fee to pay. More expense.
Merry Christmas, the cost will go up because of extra shipping charges.
Retailers will now use air cargo .
because of time limits and getting items here for holidays.
“They both lose in a strike or a lockout, and they know it.”
As the dockworkers and employers negotiate, about
120 truck drivers protest. ...
The drivers claim that the trucking companies have been
misclassifying them as "independent contractors"
in order to make it impossible, under federal labor laws,
to unionize. The companies routinely deduct huge amounts from drivers'
paychecks for fuel, parking, insurance and other expenses,
a practice that the drivers say is wage theft.
After drivers pay for the cost of renting and maintaining their trucks,
their pay is often below the minimum wage. I am starting to hate watching
Now meet the press, well I think giving a free pass is not good it shows we are weak. That's waving a flag come on over they won't do anything. About those cheap illegals doing farm work. Hey as soon as they are legal they want $20 an hour. and by the way Lettuce prices are out of sight now. How about all those insurance companies that will make them buy. Are they behind this bill? It's a country out of control.
Think I'll post about TV and movie stars.
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden