Skip to comments.Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST by tobyhill
Several former workers at a Hostess Brands plant in Rocky Mount said Friday they were relieved after the company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to close its operations.
The closings will mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs overall.
Theyve been holding this over our head for a long time and now its here, said Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union. They had to do it.
I dont have to deal with that anymore. The things that they were trying to do to us, it wasnt fair.
They always hold that over our heads, that theyll close it down. So, Im like, OK. Close it down.
And on Friday, Hostess did. The flag at a Hostess plant in Rocky Mount hung at half staff on Friday afternoon, and many former workers there hung around outside to talk about what had happened.
Hostess had offered an 8 percent pay cut, but Phllips said that wasnt going to work for the employees.
Were not making a whole lot of money out here and then we got to take a pay cut like that. Then you got your health benefits going up, he said. They stopped paying into the pension fund.
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Good luck finding a new job you idiots.
They were on Strike. You can’t collect.
Oh Lamont, you big baby. If it wasn’t important to you you could have gone and done something else.
Yet somehow I doubt that’s your true feelings.
” So, Im like, OK. Close it down. “
= So I’m like, close it down dude.
I mean it’s not like I’ll starve or
anything, man. Anyway, I’ve been
meaning to take time off, but
now I’ll get unemployment,
maybe some welfare, food
stamps. Oh no, wait, already
got the stamps, dude.
Anyway, this is cool man.
Work is a real drag. It’s
about time I got what I
deserve. Screw those
rich bastard making more
than me, right?
So now you got 100%, of nothing....
Where do I sign up for welfare
BTW, if you’re making Wonder Bread do you really qualify as a Baker.
Jobs? Who needs a job. Obama Claus is president. They got 99 weeks on unemployment and food stamps and medicaide and who the hell knows what else is coming down the pike.
The union rep will move on to another union job and the workers will get 96 weeks of unemployment.
Who needs a job when you can get unemployment, section 8, healthcare, tuition, foodstamps and an Obamaphone... all for FREE.
In exchange for the pay cut, the union was to be given 25% ownership in the company.
The 99 weeks are done. The most in Texas now is 39 weeks.
This Lamont idiot was probably an affirmative action hire.
When Obama first got elected it took the LATimes nearly six months to get to this propaganda level with their failed attempt at peddling “Funemployment”...
They will now live the gamorous welfare lifestyle.
Yes... these strikers really were this dumb.
Well, now he’s a loafer............
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