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.

3 comments:

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... :-)