From The Detroit News, By Karen Bouffard and Chad Livengood, December 7, 2012 at 9:35 am –
The Demise of Twinkies? Yes, It’s True. Parasitic Unions Kill Their Hosts (or, in this case, Hostess)
Back in September, following acceptance by the Teamsters. the bakers’ union (BCTGM) at bankrupt Hostess brands—makers of the iconic Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder brand breads—rejected a company proposal to help keep the company in business. By a voice vote of its members, the union opened the door to conduct a company-killing strike and potentially putting 18,500 Hostess workers onto the streets.
Well, on Friday, the bakers’ union called its members on strike nationwide. Now the job cuts begin.
From The Daily Caller, By Eshe Nelson, 06/18/12 – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election victory was as much as a defeat for labor unions as it was for his opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Since then, the signs that unions are in trouble have been mounting rapidly.
“Many labor unions are going through a real struggle,” Michael Eastman, executive director of labor policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told The Daily Caller. “But it’s not related to labor laws like the unions are trying to say; it’s related to their own management issues.”
From SCRIBE Bluey Reports: Lachlan Markay, December 6, 2011 – CNN had an interesting look last week at the “Occupy Wall Street” offices in downtown Manhattan. The fact that they have offices seemed noteworthy in itself, given that Occupiers frequently bill their protests as leaderless and completely decentralized.
Are you a bit curious as to why so many folks from all over America are flocking to Texas? A major part of the answer to that question can be found in the following article:
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Unions have rules. Union members who break those rules can be placed on trial by their union and, if found guilty, can be expelled or suspended from the union. They can also be fined, as Nathaniel Musser has learned the expensive way.