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Huntington Breyers

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#1
Jun 18, 2012
 
I am looking for any Hagerstown Good Humor Breyers employees. Trying to get some info on the events that led to the announced closing of your plant. We are losing production workers. managers and supervisors are jumping ship, just hoping for some insight from some people that have already experienced this. Thanks for any info.
ghbht

Hagerstown, MD

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#2
Jun 18, 2012
 
Don't worry, if you have a contract that is about to expire you will know fairly quickly what is up. I assume you are also union? Then if you are they will give you the wonderful option of a 50% decrease in wages and benefits to POSSIBLY save your job and it will snowball from there.
Huntington Breyers

Naperville, IL

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#3
Jun 18, 2012
 
We are union, and a new contract was just voted in. But even with the union the company reserves the right to eliminate jobs, which is what they are currently doing. Did you guys have anything similar to this? We only run packaged ice cream and are losing two of our 5 lines and 25 employees.
ghbht

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#4
Jun 20, 2012
 
They won't make their intentions secret, I honestly think they enjoy all the frustration they cause. If they plan on closing they'll let you know then they will go out of their way to make you miserable in the meantime.
Huntington Breyers

Huntington, IN

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#5
Jun 22, 2012
 
I don't believe they would let us know if we were closing until the moving trucks were sitting outside. It only took a five minute phone call to decide the fate of 25 people. The managers are only looking out for themselves and couldn't care less about the employees. As for our union, With the exception of our Chief Steward they are just as bad if not worse than the company. Will fight their asses off for the low life's but don't seem to care about the dedicated workers that show up and put in an honest days work. Our union president is a greedy P.O.S that cant even show up after the announced job cuts.
ghbht

Hagerstown, MD

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#6
Jun 28, 2012
 
Huntington Breyers wrote:
I don't believe they would let us know if we were closing until the moving trucks were sitting outside. It only took a five minute phone call to decide the fate of 25 people. The managers are only looking out for themselves and couldn't care less about the employees. As for our union, With the exception of our Chief Steward they are just as bad if not worse than the company. Will fight their asses off for the low life's but don't seem to care about the dedicated workers that show up and put in an honest days work. Our union president is a greedy P.O.S that cant even show up after the announced job cuts.
Damn that sounds familiar. we are members of the Steelworker's union and after paying dues forever the international stepped in took over negotiations with Unilever and basically left the local powerless and threw us under the bus. Funny thing is our local is the same as yours so it's kind of funny they are getting their due.
former employee

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Jun 7, 2013
 
I feel sorry for a very few Huntington employees but most of them are arrogant idiots who deserve to lose their job! Come find out how it is to find a job on your own instead of Mommy and Daddy getting you in like most of the Huntington Plant. Don't anyone feel sorry for the Huntington Breyers ice cream plant closing because those evil pricks got what what was coming!!!!!

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#8
Jun 18, 2013
 
Serious Question: Is this the fault of the Union, or the company?
huntington prick

Huntington, IN

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#9
Jun 22, 2013
 
We lasted longer than you douchebags did. Goes to show how they wanted to cut you loose first because all of you are to stupid to stay accident free and ignorant to run good product. We were more cost efficient and helped the company before unilever even came along. We won 3 presidents cups and had probably one of the lowest turnover rates in the group due to the mommies and daddies that worked there ya worthless dick!! People with 30 plus years of service and up! The sad thing is we used to have to carry all of you when you couldnt run and we were one of the last union plants standing so fuck off! Sincerely daddy's boy Huntingron prick.
Hagerstown

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#10
Jun 29, 2013
 
huntington prick wrote:
We lasted longer than you douchebags did. Goes to show how they wanted to cut you loose first because all of you are to stupid to stay accident free and ignorant to run good product. We were more cost efficient and helped the company before unilever even came along. We won 3 presidents cups and had probably one of the lowest turnover rates in the group due to the mommies and daddies that worked there ya worthless dick!! People with 30 plus years of service and up! The sad thing is we used to have to carry all of you when you couldnt run and we were one of the last union plants standing so fuck off! Sincerely daddy's boy Huntingron prick.
Not sure who your post is towards, but the post before you was not from a Hagerstown employee. No one deserves to lose a job and if your severance is anything like what we received you will need all the prayers you can get.
It was no secret we were closing, we knew 3 years ahead of time. Some lived in denial, some prepared.
I can tell you I have been recently told from someone in the TN plant that there will only be 3 Unilever plants left in the US due to consolidations. So if you are already loosing lines I would start to prepare.
Hagerstown

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#11
Jun 29, 2013
 
GenPatton wrote:
Serious Question: Is this the fault of the Union, or the company?
It has nothing to do with Union, it is Unilevers way to consolidate. Please don't start your bashing on this thread.

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#12
Jun 30, 2013
 
Consolidation make sense. It CAN streamline operations, and if done correctly CAN increase the profit margin.
Huntington

Huntington, IN

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#13
Jul 10, 2013
 
How can some of you be so cold hearted specially they dude that just put former employee as his name. My father sweet for 28 years for that company. Huntington Plant ranks better then any other plant anywhere on safety and numbers they turn. So what if people work there as a family, sounds to me your a little jealous or based on your name "former employee" you got canned. Look at the big picture 140 more employees with no jobs and are going to be hurting. I feel for everyone but of course someone has to blame someone, blame the company they are the ones turning their backs on a plant that's been rock solid for them for years.
Anon

Hagerstown, MD

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#14
Jul 24, 2013
 
Yep, Patton. All about the profits isn't it? Might as well just start electing businesses to run the countries shouldn't we? Oh wait.... we do that now. We're just too ignorant to look who backs a candidate.
Bet your for Tort reform laws too.

Get a fracking life.

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#15
Jul 24, 2013
 
Anon wrote:
Yep, Patton. All about the profits isn't it? Might as well just start electing businesses to run the countries shouldn't we? Oh wait.... we do that now. We're just too ignorant to look who backs a candidate.
Bet your for Tort reform laws too.
Get a fracking life.
I for tort reform.
Let me spell it out for you C A P I T A L I S M
Anon

Hagerstown, MD

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#16
Jul 25, 2013
 
GenPatton wrote:
<quoted text>
I for tort reform.
Let me spell it out for you C A P I T A L I S M
And there in lies one of our problems. Where is the separation of government then? Legislatures have no business in Judicial matters.

But I'm going to give you the chance to defend you stance with this hypothetical scenario.

Tort reforms amendments are presented to vote on in your state. Now since these laws are to prevent "frivolous lawsuits," you vote for them.
Your state passes tort reform laws limiting who & what you can sue for. Then some time later, you have some type of surgery performed, let's go w/ your appendix removed.
The doctor screws up. Let's say a piece of gauze gets sewn up inside you as they finish.
Let's say said gauze causes massive infection & really causes you excruciating pain, suffering, and causes irreparable damage. All of this happening before said gauze is removed, days later, in later surgery.
Now...
For arguments sake, you now have to use a colostomy bag & are paralyzed from the waist down.
What do you do? Why sue of course.
So, you sue. And win a massive settlement from the jury because of the Doctor's incompetence. Say... 6 million as settlement. Said settlement to reimburse you for lost wages. Lost physical ability. Pain. Suffering. Basically the money you're going to need to pay for the care you need til you die.
Oh, but wait. We forgot about the tort reforms that was passed before this.
Now, after winning, a judge says, "NO."
Because of the law you are only getting 1.25 million. Make due w/ that amount. Regardless of the lifestyle you were accustomed to living. Regardless of the lawyer bills coming out of this settlement. Regardless of how your life has been so radically destroyed. Thru no fault of your own.

There is your Capitalism, Patton. And we are living w/ this everyday. When citizens can't sue a company for their negligence.

Need a better example? Read the clauses you've signed w/o realizing. Particularly, the clause where you have to have MANDATORY ARBITRATION.
This can be found on any credit card, cell phone contract, gaming console agreement, access to the web, car rental....
Get the idea right? No jury before a panel of your peers, to argue your case.
THAT'S CAPITALISM, TODAY.

So, please, explain WHY you would support tort reform?

Since: Jun 08

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#17
Jul 25, 2013
 
One example is all I need.

A woman orders a cup of HOT coffee from McDonalds and spills it in her lap and wins an excessive amount of money.

Go google: Coffee lawsuits

Those are the reasons for tort reform. Your "example" is medical malpractice. BIG difference.
Anon

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#18
Jul 25, 2013
 
GenPatton wrote:
One example is all I need.
A woman orders a cup of HOT coffee from McDonalds and spills it in her lap and wins an excessive amount of money.
Go google: Coffee lawsuits
Those are the reasons for tort reform. Your "example" is medical malpractice. BIG difference.
Try again. Health care is now considered
"Business." And as I said at the start of my argument. The reforms limited your ability to sue. Doesn't matter if it was for malpractice. You voted the laws in & helped screw yourself.
Glad you went there.

Got all the info there, General? Then let's recap that case.
1. She wasn't driving, she was the passenger & the car was parked in the McD's lot.
2. Coffee temp was between 180 - 190 degress F.(Want to spill that in YOUR lap?)
3. She suffered 3rd degree burns on her legs. They had to do skin grafts to heal her.
4. Between 1983 - 1992, there had been 700 complaints that McD's coffee was TOO hot.
5. McD. offered her $800.00 to help w/ medical costs.
Was she partly to blame? Yes. Maybe 20%.
But when a company repeatedly ignores customers' complaints for years? That's negligence. Making McDs 80% responsible.
Care to offer a better example?

Since: Jun 08

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#19
Jul 26, 2013
 
Wah, I ordered HOT coffee, and it was HOT. I gonna sue. give me a break.

Since: Jun 08

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#20
Jul 26, 2013
 
G if I buy something from a store repeatedly and it just doesn't seem right to me, then who is the fool if I keep going back and buy the same stuff over and over. It is called personal responsibility. Get used to it.

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