Back in 1995 when Mexico privatized their railroads, there was a push to make Mexico the land bridge to Europe. Texas would become a larger point of entry for goods destined for the States via Mexican rail service. This is why the clerk's strike bothers me. These clerks have cushy jobs because their fathers had the same jobs and passed their union card on to them. For a group of over paid clerks (about 70) to shut down two major ports will just lead to the export of even more jobs. There are so many jobs tied to these ports it would be a shame to lose them to Mexico, but it will happen.