Good example of why unions are stupid as all hell

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by ChkitOut, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. They choose to go on strike while working for a BANKRUPT company jeopardizing almost 20,000 jobs in the process! LOL.


    Citing what they call "extreme" wage and benefit cuts, members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Friday.

    About 100 employees at the Hostess Brands Inc. facility in South Peoria, at 1511 W. Lincoln Ave., walked out Friday in response to the latest contract offer from the company.

    About 20 employees stood outside the facility picketing Saturday afternoon.

    According to a release from the union, the recent contract offered by Hostess calls for wage and benefit cuts totaling 27 to 32 percent from their current levels, and an 8 percent wage reduction to be imposed immediately. The release also said the company is bankrupt.

    In its own release, Hostess stated that if the strike continues, the company would "move promptly to lay off most of its 18,300 member work force and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

    http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1224701156/About-100-workers-at-Hostess-Brands-facility-strike
     
  2. Ding Dong workers go on strike.....:D
     
  3. "Ding Dong"

    "Who's there?"

    "The President"

    "Go away Romney, you lost."
     
  4. Ricter

    Ricter

    If capital can organize then so can labor. Labor may make mistakes, but so does capital.
     
  5. Uhmnnnn.. where can you cash a philosphy paycheck?
     
  6. pupu

    pupu

    Hostess bankrupt? That awesome! Hope they don't come back
    Mat many more junk food sellers follow their example
     
  7. Ricter

    Ricter

    If you're only about money why not just steal?
     
  8. I'm not a union man.

    But suppose the union ruins the co making it easier to sell. Someone is going to buy this at a discount - maybe.
     
  9. Ricter

    Ricter

    Shrug. Suppose management ruins the company.
     
  10. If it's still operating it's under Chapter 11. The union as a creditor in the process can take whatever action it chooses in the negotiations over who gets paid what and how much, including a strike. Business negotiations over payment are very frequently a contact sport. Real life, you know.
     
    #10     Nov 11, 2012