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Times sues Teamsters, alleging libel - Business

There are 51 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 29, 2009, titled Times sues Teamsters, alleging libel - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Times Supermarkets is suing the Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Local 996 and its president for libel and defamation.

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marketinginhawai i

Mililani, HI

#1 Apr 29, 2009
YEAH! It is time that someone takes a stand against these bullies. To listen to their recent radio ads is nothing but a "loser" crying in the wind.

Unions can ruin a business just look at how hard it is to get rid of a person at DOE for failing to do their job or heaven forbid a state employee.

Unions served a purpose "once" but today all they only know or want is "give me more and more and more" with little backup in job performance.
for the most part.
K KCow manua

Honolulu, HI

#2 Apr 29, 2009
well what can you expect when they invent a meat wrapping machine that replaces a person?
all they can do is talk sh et
alice

Honolulu, HI

#3 Apr 29, 2009
Times broke the grip of inefficient workers and bad unions.
Malama Hawaii

Kahului, HI

#4 Apr 29, 2009
What a good thing Mr. Quinn and Times Markets are doing by standing up to the Teamsters and not allowing themselves to be bullied. This is a positive first step in taking back business from the powerful and greedy unions. I hope the shipping and construction companies are taking note of the proper way to conduct negotiations with their respective Unions. Anyone want to guess why it costs $400K to build a home in Hawaii when it costs a fraction of that on the mainland?
alice

Honolulu, HI

#5 Apr 29, 2009
alice wrote:
Times broke the grip of inefficient workers and bad unions.
true..unions are the enmy of Hawaii
Oahu Resident

Kailua Kona, HI

#6 Apr 29, 2009
I'm glad for Times...the Union is using bully tactics...I hope the Union loses in court and has to pay back Times big time! It's not the people in the Union, it's the Union Bosses who are the real Scammers who wreck everything for the little guys.
Local Mom

Honolulu, HI

#7 Apr 29, 2009
It is so disgraceful the state of our unions today! They were at one time hard working people fighting for fair and hanest wages for the hard working people. Those union leaders are long gone, now we have liars, cheaters and stealers for PERSONAL gain to represent themselves.

I hope the union leaders can read! STOP ripping off the hard working people that support you adn your families. They should launch federal investigations on all union activities.
Kuihao

Lihue, HI

#8 Apr 29, 2009
I agree the union's position on this issue (company full payment of employees' health insurance premiums during prolonged or permanent disability) has been unreasonable from the start, and the union's tactics have been reprehensible. I now go out of my way to shop at Times to show my support for the company.

Since: Oct 08

Alameda, CA

#9 Apr 29, 2009
Just look out your window and see all those unemployed people from Aloha Airlines, Super Ferry, Hotels... Teamsters, wanna join those without a job? I don't care what your contract says, everything comes down to interpretation... suggest you read between the lines and decide, union member working paying dues to pay my business agent perks or unemployed union member not paying union dues... go figure... dumb and dumber!
Dont Forget

Honolulu, HI

#10 Apr 29, 2009
I don't know the specifics on the Times case, but just wanted to put in a word for Unions in general. I'm not a member, but let's not forget that the little guy needs a voice. There is a need for Unions.
kaipo

Honolulu, HI

#11 Apr 29, 2009
I've heard those Times ads on the radio. They would be funny if they weren't so pathetic. Teamsters just got a taste of what it's like to run up against a company that has backbone and can't handle it. I make it a point to shop at Times to show my support for their fight against the teamsters "bully boy" tactics.
Tvon

Aiea, HI

#13 Apr 29, 2009
Great !

Good luck.
Tvon

Aiea, HI

#14 Apr 29, 2009
Dont Forget wrote:
I don't know the specifics on the Times case, but just wanted to put in a word for Unions in general. I'm not a member, but let's not forget that the little guy needs a voice. There is a need for Unions.
Screw Unions !!

No need'm
Not Alice

Washington, DC

#15 Apr 29, 2009
alice wrote:
<quoted text>true..unions are the enmy of Hawaii
Or maybe the enema of Hawaii...
K KCow manua

Honolulu, HI

#16 Apr 29, 2009
unions rely heavily on solidarity and support from all the other unions
obviously the meatcutters don't count and only token support has emerged.....example other unions have told the rank and file to get their prescriptions elsewhere....hmm the demise of unions is coming soon
go times

Honolulu, HI

#17 Apr 29, 2009
I'm glad that they are taking a stand. I have heard the radio spots and kept thinking that is a waste of the union's money. It's not his personal $$, that's for sure. The paper needs to publish the earnings for the top union people again. It's despicable that those people earn so much when the people they are representing earn so much less.
fair play

Honolulu, HI

#18 Apr 29, 2009
Can anyone say that the union representation and leadership in this case been anything but attrocious? While the members suffered, how much was Ron pulling in and how much was he wasting on all those hateful commercials? When you tell people to shop elsewhere, wasn't he actually supporting the demise of his own members at Times? How stupid can one be?
fair play

Honolulu, HI

#19 Apr 29, 2009
Dont Forget wrote:
I don't know the specifics on the Times case, but just wanted to put in a word for Unions in general. I'm not a member, but let's not forget that the little guy needs a voice. There is a need for Unions.
Agree, but remember fairness goes both ways.
molokai boy

Waipahu, HI

#20 Apr 29, 2009
I shop times. Meat seems to still be getting cut and men behind counter are giving great service. I hear the rancor only in the union ads/
Please help me understand/
Have a nice day
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#21 Apr 29, 2009
The union represents the inefficient worker who would not normally be able to get a job.

In these tough times, the union needs to be reasonable because what good is it to represent the employee when you going to drive the employeer out of business.

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