The following gentleman by the name of "Fuck You Cocksucker" has several strong opinions on what will happen to the cameras and/or faces of Portland's KGW news crew should they fail to leave his union headquarters parking lot.
The video was shot at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's headquarters in Longview, Wash., over the weekend, a few days after striking longshoremen "stormed" the Port of Longview, breaking windows, cutting train brake lines, spilling shipments of grain, and holding security guards hostage, according to police (ILWU members have denied many of the allegations to Seattle Weekly).
The KGW crew had shown up at the union's headquarters to see if anyone wanted to talk.
Here's how that went.
The ILWU has a decent gripe with the Port of Longview and the EGT grain company for essentially shipping out of state and overseas a whole mess of jobs that used to be filled by locals. The Port of Longview has a longstanding contract with union longshoreman to provide labor, but when the new EGT terminal was built, the multinational company opted out of the contract and looked to get its labor on the cheap.
There's no doubt that people who wake up one day to find that a large foreign company has all but eliminated their means to earn a living in a particular town would be angry. And if those people are part of a labor union, one would hope that they would utilize that union's power to the fullest to protect their careers and their families' well-being.
But when guys like Mr. Cocksucker come out and become a video representation of every negative union stereotype imaginable (if only the guy were fatter and had a Jersey accent), it's not helping their cause.
Near the end of the angry man's rant, he tells the reporter to "wait for Jennifer Sargent to call" him--Sargent being the ILWU's public-relations specialist.
It's advice Fuck You Cocksucker probably ought to have stuck with from the get-go.