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02-20-2015, 06:54 PM #1
Satoru Iwata confirms port strike is reason for shipment woes in US
A translation coming from Nintendo’s recent investor Q&A meeting shows the President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, admitting that the port strike on the west coast of America has had an impact on shipments regarding amiibo and the New Nintendo 3DS XL.
This would explain the amount of delays, shortages and vague dates we’ve been getting since amiibo first launched alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U back on November 21st, 2014, which is the only time there’s been a solid date on an amiibo release in the US. Video games, on the other hand, haven’t been impacted in this strike, as “games are light and can be flown to America”, Iwata says.
Let’s just hope this doesn’t go on for much longer so both the consumers and Nintendo can go about amiibo and any future products stress free.
The Q&A meeting is currently available in Japanese here: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library...7qa/index.html
The strike's cause is because the port workers claim that they don't make enough money and want a huge pay raise. From what I heard, these port workers make close to $80k a year. Why the fuck did they need more money? I would love to have their job!
02-20-2015, 07:16 PM #2
Dock/port workers have lots of risks, and not the best health coverage from their jobs.
How would you like to be flatten by a huge fucking crate for only 80k a year?
02-21-2015, 02:43 AM #3
02-21-2015, 03:10 AM #4
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02-21-2015, 03:47 AM #5
02-21-2015, 09:15 AM #6
And if I read the news article correctly the average was 50k a year. Which is even worse.
80k a year in a port area on average would equal about 45-50k per year in most inland areas. (which for being in the elements all day and the slight risk of being smashed isn't good at all)
Also with that average these people typically work 5-6 10 hour days per week. So on average they make 17.50 per hour. Which near port in Cali is a horrible wage.
02-21-2015, 09:26 AM #7
The unions already reached an agreement with the ports, this should be done soon.