Labor Unions

Discussion in 'Politics' started by The Irish Ram, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. The Irish Ram
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    Labor Unions used to be a good thing. Now they are hammers ready to drop on any company that doesn't capitulate to their demands.
    The consequence to Hostess is a few union worker's blackmail attempt will be responsible for the loss of 18,000 jobs.
    And the cost to us? Million of dollars in unemployment benefits and a loss of Twinkies.
    Who are the winners in this hostage situation? Not the union. Not Hostess. Not us. Not common sense.

    If I was interviewing someone for a job, the very first question I'd ask is if they belonged to a union. If the answer was yes, the only other question I would ask would be if they needed help finding the door.
     
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    Tell that to all the non-union workers who's greedy owners threw them to the curb to ship their jobs to China. The real pieces of shit are the greedy corporate owners like Willard's bain capitol.
     
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    why are rwer's so ignorant?


    Twinkie maker Hostess wants to liquidate
     
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    So Hostess was supposed to operate at a reduced profit margin or at a loss just to keep people employed? Your reasons are an even bigger cause for Hostess to cut costs, and for the union to understand it was required to keep in business.

    Now these people have no jobs. If the salary reduction was so great it was unbearable, the people could always look for other better paying jobs.

    Unlike public sector unions, where the politicans can just keep raising taxes ad nauseum, businesses have to make money. If they dont, they go bye-bye.
     
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    If they didnt get shipped to China, they would have been closed down. At least soemone got a job from it. But disregard the companies they saved and kept here. Toysrus, hobby lobby, staples, dunkin donuts, the weather channel etc. Wonder how many they employ now?
     
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    Hedge funds milking a company dry=good.
    Longtime workers not just meekly knuckling under=bad.

    In July the CEO gave himself an obscene pay raise from $750,000 to $2,500,000 with the rest of the board pretty much doubling their salaries but the workers are terrible for complaining that their pension plan has been looted. Tell us again how capitalism is good for everyone.
     
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    Fuck the Union. Its out of date
     
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    Better to have a shitty, low paying job than none at all.

    The right does not believe in compromise except when it comes to labor.

    "Prosperity Through Lower Wages!"
     
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    My reasons? I stated nothing personally about anything in relation to the union or Hostess.
    There are people waiting to buy out Hostess and resrt production, don't be silly.Get real.
    Hostess has been through bankruptcy even diring good times and the union took a cut.
     
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    the company didn't have to accept the hedge funds' financial help.....instead they could have gone under a long time ago.....

    longtime workers thinking their company can remain competitive in today's world with defined benefits are plain stupid...

    speaking of obscene CEOs did you know that DEMOCRAT Dick Gephart's son was on the Board and drew a pretty big salary.....? guess that capitalism was good enough for a DEMOCRAT....:lol:
     

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