Nov 17, 2012

Methinks they doth protest too much

The bakers union is crowing about their ability to shut down Hostess.

The above article has the following winning quotes:

"Hopefully, this will be an example to other companies not to [try to] break their unions."
"[T]he Hostess case may prove to corporate investors that the working class must be reckoned with[.]"
"Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant said, 'philosophically, I think the union wins' in the Hostess standoff."
Just so we're clear on this, Hostess operated 30-odd plants around the country, in quite a few states (to bring those tasty treats to you FRESH!), and employed nearly 19,000 people.

3,500 people - less than one in five - went on strike.

One fifth of the workforce cost the other 80% their livelihood.

If I was a striking worker, I'd be looking over my shoulder starting yesterday. If I was one of the non-striking workers and had lost my job a week before Thanksgiving thanks to the actions of a bunch of thugs, I'd certainly consider looking for some revenge... Especially since the union is now calling this a win.

Here's a hint, UAW: go on strike. Shut down Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Force bankruptcy. Nissan, Toyota, and Honda employ workers in US factories... without unions. They'll happily pick up the slack.


Erin Palette said...

What's amusing to me is that the Teamster's Union signed the contract and wanted the Baker's Union to do the same. Now there are a lot of Teamsters who are out of work...

Honestly, I'd be a lot more afraid of a bunch of truckers than I'd be of a bunch of bakers.

If the head of the Baker's Union goes missing, I think we all know who did it.

ZerCool said...

Perhaps we can get him to swallow a GPS tracker ... we'll find Hoffa!

Old NFO said...

Yep, they WILL plant his ass with Hoffa... :-)