Hormel buying Skippy for $700M

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Jan 3, 2013

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#2 Jan 3, 2013
Hmmm Oportunities abound
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Jan 3, 2013
Buy some stock, pretend you have a clue, again.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 3, 2013
Hormel knows how to get rid of a union.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Jan 3, 2013
United Food and Commercial Workers Union members at Hormel Foods Corp. voted to accept new four-year contracts for about 4,000 workers in Austin; Algona, Iowa; Fremont, Neb.; Beloit, Wis., and Atlanta, Ga....

Odd, you offer nothing....
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 3, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
United Food and Commercial Workers Union members at Hormel Foods Corp. voted to accept new four-year contracts for about 4,000 workers in Austin; Algona, Iowa; Fremont, Neb.; Beloit, Wis., and Atlanta, Ga....
Odd, you offer nothing....
From Wikipedia:

In August 1985, Hormel workers went on strike at the Hormel headquarters in Austin, Minnesota. In the early 1980s, recession impacted several meatpacking companies, decreasing demand and increasing competition which let smaller and less-efficient companies to go out of business. In an effort to keep plants from closing, many instituted wage cuts. Wilson Food Company declared bankruptcy in 1983, allowing them to cut wages from $10.69 to $6.50 and significantly reduce benefits. Hormel Foods had avoided such drastic action, but by 1985, pressure to stay competitive remained.[6] Workers had already labored under a wage freeze and dangerous working conditions, leading to many cases of repetitive strain injury. When management demanded a 23% wage cut from the workers they decided to begin the strike.[7] It became one of the longest strikes of the 1980s. The strike began with the sanction of the Local of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, P-9. The local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union P-9 led the strike, but was not supported by their parent union. The strike gained national attention and led to a widely publicized boycott of Hormel products.

After six months, a significant number of strikebreakers crossed the picket line, provoking riots in Austin. On January 21, 1986, the Governor of Minnesota, Rudy Perpich, called in the National Guard to protect the strikebreakers. This brought protests against the governor, and the National Guard withdrew from Austin. The action had a greater effect on the UFCW international, which ousted the local P-9.

The strike ended in June 1986, after lasting 10 months. Over 700 of the workers did not return to their jobs, refusing to cross the picket line. In solidarity with those workers, the boycott of Hormel products continued for some time. Ultimately, however, the company did succeed in hiring new workers at significantly lower wages.

Notice the last sentence.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 3, 2013
In 1986 ?? LMAOROTFu ~! Nice HISTORY lesson !?? LMAOROTFU~! Man, YOU SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED ~!!! I guess, when you're broke, dumb, and dishonest, the lows are LOWER ~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 4, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
Hmmm Oportunities abound
New Skippy, with Spam chunks. It would be a big seller in Hawaii.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 4, 2013
Sure, post nonsense to distract from your last nonsense... Neither has stupidly "obliged" you forever...right moron ??

People with character call THIS a lie, stupid guy...

non-honest guy wrote-Slewsie just got a $.15/hour raise.
THEN waffled...
It isn't really a lie, it's a deliberately ridiculous statement ...
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 4, 2013
The strike ended in June 1986, after lasting 10 months. Over 700 of the workers did not return to their jobs, refusing to cross the picket line. In solidarity with those workers, the boycott of Hormel products continued for some time. Ultimately, however, the company did succeed in hiring new workers at significantly lower wages.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 4, 2013
In 1986 ?? LMAOROTFu ~! Nice HISTORY lesson !?? LMAOROTFU~! Man, YOU SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED ~!!! I guess, when you're broke, dumb, and dishonest, the lows are LOWER ~! LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Jan 4, 2013
United Food and Commercial Workers Union members at Hormel Foods Corp. voted to accept new four-year contracts for about 4,000 workers in Austin; Algona, Iowa; Fremont, Neb.; Beloit, Wis., and Atlanta, Ga....

Odd, you offer nothing.... current ??
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 4, 2013
After six months, a significant number of strikebreakers crossed the picket line, provoking riots in Austin. On January 21, 1986, the Governor of Minnesota, Rudy Perpich, called in the National Guard to protect the strikebreakers. This brought protests against the governor, and the National Guard withdrew from Austin. The action had a greater effect on the UFCW international, which ousted the local P-9.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#14 Jan 4, 2013
I'd be calling you a hypocrite, for not calling out con on her new moniker, but to you... hypocrisy is "business as usual"...

Tell the "man of your family" hello and I hope SHE had a nice Christmas... LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#16 Jan 4, 2013
non-starter wrote:
After six months, a significant number of strikebreakers crossed the picket line, provoking riots in Austin. On January 21, 1986, the Governor of Minnesota, Rudy Perpich, called in the National Guard to protect the strikebreakers. This brought protests against the governor, and the National Guard withdrew from Austin. The action had a greater effect on the UFCW international, which ousted the local P-9.
Gotta LOVE wing nuts, bushwhacker didn't "happen" because it's TOO LONG AGO, but `86 WAS IMPOTENT, right ??? LMAOROTFU~ Poor HYPOCRITE !!!!!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 4, 2013
The local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union P-9 led the strike, but was not supported by their parent union. The strike gained national attention and led to a widely publicized boycott of Hormel products.

After six months, a significant number of strikebreakers crossed the picket line, provoking riots in Austin. On January 21, 1986, the Governor of Minnesota, Rudy Perpich, called in the National Guard to protect the strikebreakers. This brought protests against the governor, and the National Guard withdrew from Austin. The action had a greater effect on the UFCW international, which ousted the local P-9.

The strike ended in June 1986, after lasting 10 months. Over 700 of the workers did not return to their jobs, refusing to cross the picket line. In solidarity with those workers, the boycott of Hormel products continued for some time. Ultimately, however, the company did succeed in hiring new workers at significantly lower wages.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Jan 4, 2013
Gotta LOVE wing nuts, bushwhacker didn't "happen" because it's TOO LONG AGO, but `86 WAS IMPOTENT, right ??? LMAOROTFU~ Poor HYPOCRITE !!!!!
Slew Bashing

Grantsburg, WI

#19 Jan 4, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Gotta LOVE wing nuts, bushwhacker didn't "happen" because it's TOO LONG AGO, but `86 WAS IMPOTENT, right ??? LMAOROTFU~ Poor HYPOCRITE !!!!!
(Topix Posters, we are so sorry for this. But we have tried everything. We really hope that this effort will be our last, and that you adults may be able to Shock Slewsie into an Altered State where she can simply drool on herself and be content to ride out her days with a "Nice Bowl Of Jello". We know that you have seen her other Multiple Personalities here, and thus you are aware that keeping her in her Slewsie Personification is the best we can hope for.
Thank you Topix Posters for allowing us to use Topix for Slewsies treatment)

Dr B. Happy
Lead Psychiatrist
Seattle West Asylum
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 4, 2013
The local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union P-9 led the strike, but was not supported by their parent union. The strike gained national attention and led to a widely publicized boycott of Hormel products.
After six months, a significant number of strikebreakers crossed the picket line, provoking riots in Austin. On January 21, 1986, the Governor of Minnesota, Rudy Perpich, called in the National Guard to protect the strikebreakers. This brought protests against the governor, and the National Guard withdrew from Austin. The action had a greater effect on the UFCW international, which ousted the local P-9.
The strike ended in June 1986, after lasting 10 months. Over 700 of the workers did not return to their jobs, refusing to cross the picket line. In solidarity with those workers, the boycott of Hormel products continued for some time. Ultimately, however, the company did succeed in hiring new workers at significantly lower wages.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jan 4, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Gotta LOVE wing nuts, bushwhacker didn't "happen" because it's TOO LONG AGO, but `86 WAS IMPOTENT, right ??? LMAOROTFU~ Poor HYPOCRITE !!!!!
You are comparing government with private business. You may want to try comparing to something relevant.

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