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Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
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LONG BEACH, California — Crane operators who belong to a powerful union and earn up to $250,000 a year transferring containers from ships to trucks are worsening the supply chain crisis that threatens Christmas by goofing off on the job, frustrated truckers told the Washington Examiner.

The finger-pointing at the busy Los Angeles County ports comes as scores of container ships are anchored off the California coast, waiting in some cases for weeks to unload their freight. The Biden administration has scrambled to get shipping executives, port officials, and labor to tackle the problem. While the reasons for the burgeoning backlog are complex, truck drivers say not everyone seems to be working together.

“In 15 years of doing this job, I’ve never seen them work slower,” said Antonio, who has spent hours waiting at Los Angeles County ports for cargo to be loaded. “The crane operators take their time, like three to four hours to get just one container. You can’t say anything to them, or they will just go [help] someone else.”


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Most truckers are independent contractors who are paid per container delivery and make a fraction of a crane operator's salary. They only arrive at the docks after receiving notification that the cargo is ready for pickup. Waiting hours for shipping containers to be loaded onto their trucks is frustrating, and those who have complained were swiftly dealt with, they say.

“They’ll go get the police and kick you out and tell you to leave,” said trucker Chris. “Then, you get banned from coming back in there.”

Or sometimes, the crane operator will mete out punishment by skipping the trucker and working on someone else, exacerbating the wait.

While three-hour waits are common, some truckers have been at the port for days.


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Truckers unlucky enough to be waiting around lunchtime will watch as the entire crane crew stops work, instead of staggering their hours.

“They leave for two hours, and you are stuck with no one there,” trucker Brian said.


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Another 88 are anchored off the coast stretching along Orange County and around Catalina Island, according to the Marine Exchange, which coordinates the ship traffic. The wait time to come into port can be weeks, including one ship that has been in a holding pattern miles offshore since Sept. 9.



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However, one terminal in Long Beach has started using automated cranes, and truckers rejoice when they are summoned to pick up cargo there. It is efficient and quick.




Sounds like that $250k salary is in jeopardy


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Reminds me of reading about the LA river boat pilots


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Let’s go, Brandon.


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In 15 years of doing this job, I’ve never seen them work slower,”


That’s what happens when you start paying burger flippers 20 bucks an hour. All the skilled workers are pissed that their wages didn’t take a huge jump.


Drastically increasing wages for low skilled workers is just about the dumbest thing you can do. It fricks everyone in the end


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Sounds like a bunch of a-holes


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Oh please let the White House and the media piss off the unions even more.



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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Any of them willfully involved in slowing this process should have food withheld from them and their families until they change their practices.


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Shut it down

Let it burn

Time to rebuild


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
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That’s what happens when you start paying burger flippers 20 bucks an hour. All the skilled workers are pissed that their wages didn’t take a huge jump.

you really think that's why this is happening?


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However, one terminal in Long Beach has started using automated cranes, and truckers rejoice when they are summoned to pick up cargo there. It is efficient and quick.


Trucker’s rejoicing at automation taking someone’s job is . . . well I’ll just wait.


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That’s what happens when you start paying burger flippers 20 bucks an hour. All the skilled workers are pissed that their wages didn’t take a huge jump.



, this has nothing to do with it. Crane operators are typically fatasses that are lazy, regardless of president.


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Are these crane operators paid per container or just paid? I’m telling someone about this and they don’t think it’s accirate.


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I support their resistance of vaccine mandates


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Sounds like the crane operators are abusing lunches if they are taking two hours. Crane work is extremely meticulous. One wrong move and the shipping delays are exacerbated. I've seen lifts take much longer than 4 hours.


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Unions making things inefficient? Who knew.


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That’s what happens when you start paying burger flippers 20 bucks an hour. All the skilled workers are pissed that their wages didn’t take a huge jump.


Union crane operators have always been paid a shitload of money, and they're usually lazy asses. Still they aren't any worse than the longshormans union, which is a gold mine.


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It's unionized port workers preventing 21st century production.


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say

It’s like somebody made a group that promoted based on things other than merit, and shielded everybody in the group from being fired.

Those kinds of things would breed laziness and arrogance.


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
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That’s what happens when you start paying burger flippers 20 bucks an hour. All the skilled workers are pissed that their wages didn’t take a huge jump.


Drastically increasing wages for low skilled workers is just about the dumbest thing you can do. It fricks everyone in the end

Did you miss the part where these people already make 250 a year?

There are dumb takes then there is your take


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
Imagine that, a Union makes things worse.


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re: Lazy crane operators making $250,000 a year exacerbating port crisis, truckers say
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worsening the supply chain crisis that threatens Christmas by goofing off on the job

While this is true there is a lot more at risk here than Christmas. That's the least of our concerns imo


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