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Friday, November 16, 2012

Why Unions Suck, Part 4

--posted by Tony Garcia on 11/16/2012
I have long maintained that unions useful this as long past. They go on strike for little reason, they stay on strike at their own detriment, and they are usually out to make a point rather than look out for the best interests of their membership. They certainly do not care for society in large. In St Paul, for example, the union thought it was better to go on strike rather than have a pension cut and as a result Ford close is the entire plant. Stupidity marks the unions actions. Greed beyond all greed marks the unions actions. The latest tragedy is the death of Hostess.  Gone are Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs.
Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said. “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”
Unions...can't live with them, can't live without them. And no one can say they were not warned.
Hostess Brands Inc. had earlier warned employees that it would file to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. Thursday. In announcing its decision, Hostess said its wind down would mean the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States.
And heaven forbid any of the members of the union decide that is better for themselves do you go to work rather than stand outside holding a sign and picketing for ridiculousness.
Rayburn, who first joined Hostess earlier this year as a restructuring expert, had earlier said that many workers crossed picket lines this week to go back to work despite warnings by union leadership that they'd be fined.
Again, I say that the unions are not interested in what is good for their membership but what is instead a good for themselves. And its infinite wisdom this union just worked refused to work its members and several other unions' members out of 18,500 jobs.



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