A warm winter has resulted in a glut of lobster this year, bringing prices to a 40-year-low. Predictably, the Canadian Maritime Fishermen's Union formed a blockade to prevent trucks from hauling Maine lobster into Canadian plants, and enlisted help from the New Brunswick provincial government.
Half of the 50-cent increase is being paid for by the processors, the other half by the union. The union plans to take out a loan to cover the added cost.
The Union's successful foray into politics will not be their last:
"We'll also be immediately figuring out how this can be prevented in the future."
If you reward this kind of behavior, you get more of it.