Another fine example of union greed

Another fine example of union greed

Having just watched the Geneva teachers union insist upon acting like a bunch of spoiled brats for the last three months, my tolerance for unions is at an all-time low. Not that I ever held those groups in very high esteem.
And now they’re putting Hostess, the Twinkie company, out of business
If you recall, that company has already faced some pretty tough times, not the least of which was declaring bankruptcy in 2004 and then again in January of this year. But rather than make contract concessions, their bakers went out on strike and now they’re forcing them to shut down the whole shebang.
Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn said, “We do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike.” So now, because of the abject greed of one union, 18,500 people will be hitting the unemployment line.
It is unfathomable to me, in this day and age, that union nitwits would rather shut down a company than keep their jobs. Those bakers will never again see the salary and benefits they so casually threw away.
And this ain’t a case of Bill Foster’s company reaping record profits and firing 60 employees right before Christmas. (He’s a real piece of work, isn’t he?). Hostess was barely hanging on before the economy went south.
To be fair, some unions actually do have the good sense God gave a billy goat. When the Sun-Times was on the brink of extinction, their printers union choose to make concessions which allowed the late Jim Tyree to buy the paper. Now it’s making a massive comeback.
To my dying breath I will applaud their wisdom.
Labor unions once served a purpose, but now they’re so much worse worse than the evil they were intended to supplant.

2 thoughts on “Another fine example of union greed

  1. Good points, Jeff, but there’s no need for the laid off workers to worry. They have unemployment checks, food stamps, free cell phones, free health care, and so on to look forward to – and they won’t have to get up every day and go to work.

  2. Yes, but isn’t it a requirement that those on the unemployment benefits roster actively seek work while collecting benefits. At least it was the last time I was on it.

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