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Old 11-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Union strike puts final nail in Hostess coffin

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...560842670.html

Just in time for the legalization of marijuana!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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posted in OT, general, and now poli. Hostess is hitting the trifecta.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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Unions are awesome.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #6
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Damn late to the party
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Seriously?

Damn late to the party
Some people work, and I didn't realize that I needed to be looking for "end of the world" titles...

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Some people work, and I didn't realize that I needed to be looking for "end of the world" titles...

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voting for Obama would fix that.

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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Good. People will think twice before striking next time.

And unions are awesome - and I'm being completely serious.
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Good. People will think twice before striking next time.

And unions are awesome - and I'm being completely serious.
**** yeah. I love paying people to not work. and I'm being completely serious.
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**** yeah. I love paying people to not work. and I'm being completely serious.
You're not paying people for anything. It's peoples right to unionize, but it's also the right for the company to fire them and close up shop. I don't see a problem.
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You're not paying people for anything. It's peoples right to unionize, but it's also the right for the company to fire them and close up shop. I don't see a problem.
A company should not have to shut its doors to lay off their workers.
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A company should not have to shut its doors to lay off their workers.
Employees should not have to take a ten percent pay cut and lose their pensions so management can get a $7.7 million annual bonus.
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So it's better that they lost their jobs completely and the company will now be owned by Mexican corporate giant? They will probably move production down to Mexico as well. I love how you view this scenario as a win for the unions.
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So it's better that they lost their jobs completely and the company will now be owned by Mexican corporate giant? They will probably move production down to Mexico as well. I love how you view this scenario as a win for the unions.
Of course. Because the have their principles and solidarity, which will pay the bills just like a job.
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Hostess took Union members self funded pensions without their authorization to pay their debts - will not be paid back under bankruptcy -- Source
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Interesting...

Hostess took Union members self funded pensions without their authorization to pay their debts - will not be paid back under bankruptcy -- Source
Or you can write the actual truth and sh!tcan your sensationalized sentences.

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In July of 2011 we received a letter from the company. It said that the $3+ per hour that we as a Union contribute to the pension was going to be 'borrowed' by the company until they could be profitable again. Then they would pay it all back. The Union was notified of this the same time and method as the individual members. No contact from the company to the Union on a national level.

This money will never be paid back. The company filed for bankruptcy and the judge ruled that the $3+ per hour was a debt the company couldn't repay.
Union was drowning the company. Company tells union that from NOW ON...$3 per hour of pension contributions will be borrowed to keep the company afloat. Union sinks company anyway. Money doesn't get paid back. Sounds to me company was trying to rein in the promises it couldn't keep in the first place because of union strong-arming. Good. Hope those 18000 workers enjoy working for minimum wage now with no benefits. Oh and before people like Lair start crying over how much the CEOs and the executives make...how much did their union leader make? How much did their union bring in annually from dues?
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