Union stupidity again in the news.
Kenny

United States

#22 Nov 15, 2012
Did the CEO say 5:00 today is the deadline? Those union boys have some serious ddecisions to make today.
Bob of Many Names

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Nov 15, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Way to go Bob! You never fail to disappoint me. You continually show how stupid you are.
The workers trade their time and effort for a specific amount of money. The jobs belong to the company, not to the employees.
If the workers decide they don't want to go back to work, say goodbye to 18,000 jobs.
Your response is in no way shape of form relevent to what I posted. Are you responding to a different user, or did you just feel like throwing out some random insults?
Butter a Muffin

United States

#24 Nov 15, 2012
Amused SLew wrote:
<quoted text>The company is in bankruptcy, you call that improving the value ??? Yeah, stick to switching monikers.
SO if I buy a car and improve it so its value doubles and sell it doubling my money that's a problem, just wondering?

BTW Obama ran GM through bankruptcy, what's that got to do with my question?

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#25 Nov 15, 2012
Bob of Many Names wrote:
<quoted text>
Your response is in no way shape of form relevent to what I posted. Are you responding to a different user, or did you just feel like throwing out some random insults?
Sure. Pretend to not see that my reply was to the Mpls Bob aka Slewpid.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#26 Nov 15, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure. Pretend to not see that my reply was to the Mpls Bob aka Slewpid.
Sure, pretend the stupid guy isn't TrashyLiar, who challenged me to a hand shaking, at a non-existent Hertz... LMAOROTFU~! Will you be "driving" a "collectible" 4 door Corvair ?? LMAOROTFU~ 2 Good "luck" L-O-S-E-R ~!!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#27 Nov 15, 2012
Sounds as if there will be 18,000 unemployed people tomorrow.

Congratulations to the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, or BCTGM on sticking by their union bosses.

Hey...isn't the BCTGM the same union that cost about 1,100 union employees their jobs up at American Crystal Sugar?

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Hostess liquidation decision expected Friday

By Chris Durden
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

8:27 p.m. CST, November 15, 2012
(EMPORIA, Kan.)

Hostess Brands CEO warned the company will liquidate unless striking workers returned to the job by the end of the day on Thursday. Now, that four o'clock Central Time deadline has come and gone.

"We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Gregory Rayburn said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hostess has not made any official announcement beyond the CEO's statement. Any update on liquidation would come on Friday.

Eyewitness News has learned insurance, health and welfare benefits for striking workers have been cancelled.

Workers are protesting a contract imposed by a bankruptcy court.

http://www.kwch.com/business/kwch-hostess-ceo...
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#28 Nov 15, 2012
Too bad management looted the company in excessive CEO pay, huh ??? So, how long have you hated American workers ?? Was it since YOU FAILED, AS A MAN ??? LMAOROFU~! 2 hours and 15 minutes, REALLY !??? Hertz, huh ???

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#29 Nov 15, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Too bad management looted the company in excessive CEO pay, huh ??? So, how long have you hated American workers ?? Was it since YOU FAILED, AS A MAN ??? LMAOROFU~! 2 hours and 15 minutes, REALLY !??? Hertz, huh ???
God love ya Sludge. Keep spewing that crapola. But read the final sentence from what I posted. The judge imposed the contract terms that the workers were protesting.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#30 Nov 15, 2012
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union said the company stopped contributing to workers' pensions last year, and the union wants pension benefits restored.

GEE, TrashyLiar is AGAINST AMERICAN WORKER'S PENSIONS ???

Production at about a dozen of the company's 33 plants has been seriously affected by the strike, said Lance Ignon, a Hostess spokesman.

He said a decision on liquidating the company may not come until Friday morning after it's had a chance to assess plant operations late Thursday.

"Do it, shut it down," a woman yelled at 5 p.m. Thursday from the picket line formed at the company's Indianapolis plant.

As many as 45 people in the picket line chanted, "No pension, no deal," as they walked a tight circle in the growing cold and gathering darkness.

Their picketing drew frequent supportive honks from passing drivers.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#31 Nov 15, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
God love ya Sludge. Keep spewing that crapola. But read the final sentence from what I posted. The judge imposed the contract terms that the workers were protesting.
Read your final sentence or read what real American workers have to say, not a TrashyLiar, quitter ???

Union employees in Emporia say in August of last year the company stopped giving them their pension earning. They say it now wants to cut wages by eight percent.

"You put in the time, you put in the years, I mean, we all have dedicated our lives to the company and they just don't appreciate it," said one striking worker.

Steven Blakey says he he was looking forward to retiring from the company. He says what's going on now hurts not just him, but his family as well.

"I spent 30 years of my life, missed a lot of time with my family, now it's time for me to enjoy that time and I have to keep working, I'm missing out on a lot." said Blakey.

Seems you're the guy I was supposed to meet at IMAGINARY Hertz, right ??? Yeah, you have lots of honor---NOT !!!
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#32 Nov 15, 2012
I'd explain how costs affect bankruptcy, but not to a dummy...
Hostess's then-CEO, Brian Driscoll, saw his salary rise to $2.55 million from $750,000--a 300% increase.

"Other executives' salaries were increased by from 35% to 80%," the creditors said.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#33 Nov 15, 2012
The lowest raise given to management last fall was 80%. The largest was 300%. This was after a bunch of talk about "shared sacrifice" and various union give-backs. The raises were management's reward for conning the unions into concessions.

The unions aren't asking for anything unreasonable - they're asking that Hostess keep promises that have already been made and abide by contracts to which they agreed. Hostess thinks they should be able to force the unions to give up even more so they can line the pockets of their management team.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/15/3918991/...

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#34 Nov 15, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
The lowest raise given to management last fall was 80%. The largest was 300%. This was after a bunch of talk about "shared sacrifice" and various union give-backs. The raises were management's reward for conning the unions into concessions.
The unions aren't asking for anything unreasonable - they're asking that Hostess keep promises that have already been made and abide by contracts to which they agreed. Hostess thinks they should be able to force the unions to give up even more so they can line the pockets of their management team.
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/15/3918991/...
4 replies to my one comment? You are over reacting there Sludge.

The contract terms the union members are protesting were imposed by the bankruptcy judge.

1,100 jobs out the window in Fargo. 18,000 jobs out the window at Hostess. The Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is running out of members to screw over.
Snake

United States

#35 Nov 15, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
4 replies to my one comment? You are over reacting there Sludge.
The contract terms the union members are protesting were imposed by the bankruptcy judge.
1,100 jobs out the window in Fargo. 18,000 jobs out the window at Hostess. The Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is running out of members to screw over.
Sludge is ignored by so many he pounces on anyone who recognizes him.

Suffers from ADD.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#36 Nov 15, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
4 replies to my one comment? You are over reacting there Sludge.
The contract terms the union members are protesting were imposed by the bankruptcy judge.
1,100 jobs out the window in Fargo. 18,000 jobs out the window at Hostess. The Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is running out of members to screw over.
Confectionery ???

The wages were imposed by a judge, for managers as well as workers ?? Yeah, you got nothing, huh ??? Poor TrashyLiar, Hertz to be a loser.... right ??? Look at your puffer, trying to help ..you...Puff puff.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#37 Nov 15, 2012
The lowest raise given to management last fall was 80%. The largest was 300%. This was after a bunch of talk about "shared sacrifice" and various union give-backs. The raises were management's reward for conning the unions into concessions.

The unions aren't asking for anything unreasonable - they're asking that Hostess keep promises that have already been made and abide by contracts to which they agreed. Hostess thinks they should be able to force the unions to give up even more so they can line the pockets of their management team.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#38 Nov 15, 2012
Hey trashy, nice "job" counting to 4..... Quite an achievement... for you. LMAOROTFU~! Want to try 5 ?
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#39 Nov 15, 2012
Read your final sentence or read what real American workers have to say, not a TrashyLiar, quitter ???

Union employees in Emporia say in August of last year the company stopped giving them their pension earning. They say it now wants to cut wages by eight percent.

"You put in the time, you put in the years, I mean, we all have dedicated our lives to the company and they just don't appreciate it," said one striking worker.

Steven Blakey says he he was looking forward to retiring from the company. He says what's going on now hurts not just him, but his family as well.

"I spent 30 years of my life, missed a lot of time with my family, now it's time for me to enjoy that time and I have to keep working, I'm missing out on a lot." said Blakey.

Seems you're the guy I was supposed to meet at IMAGINARY Hertz, right ??? Yeah, you have lots of honor---NOT !!!
Omni 40

Duluth, MN

#40 Nov 15, 2012
The severe backlash agains unions is a long time coming. Unabashed greed and protections that NEVER made any sense. Public employees seem to be the worst.....it's just taxpayer money anyway.
Omni 40

Duluth, MN

#41 Nov 15, 2012
Postal workers, say slewage, what do you get for sitting on your ass all day long, thinking up really stupid stuff to say?
How much of our taxpayer dollars keep you fat and miserable?

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