Skip to comments.Some Hostess Workers Feel 'Relief' at Losing Jobs (just wait)
Posted on 11/18/2012 5:36:15 AM PST by RoosterRedux
Hostess employees in Nash County, North Carolina on Friday were relieved that they would lose their jobs because union workers would not agree to an 8-percent pay cut, which was approved by a bankruptcy judge, and end their strike, which crippled the company's factories across the United States.
Their reactions were surprising, because Nash County has an unemployment rate of 11.1 percent.
Lamont Phillips, an employee, said the company had been, holding this over our head for a long time, and he was relieved he did not have to deal with that anymore.
They always hold that over our heads, that theyll close it down, he said. So, Im like, OK. Close it down.
Phillips said his potential layoff was a "relief" and his "plan is to find another job."
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Well I hope he gets another job. You may have to move though. I think that most people who are unemployed for a long time are people who want to stay int the town they grew up in. Those days are over. Go to Texas or somewhere that is hiring. You will do fine as long as you are not selfish and demand to stay in your small town.
Holy crap! This isn’t even Semi-Semi News!
Lamont Phillips, an employee, said the company had been, holding this over our head for a long time,
What he was holding over your head, you selfish, greedy communionist, were the facts of fiscal reality.
Now, I understand you collectivist, greedy, selfish bastards can’t be bothered with reality, but the reality is, if your company (or your COUNTRY) has no more money to handout to you, THEN IT’S GONE, and you need to figure out a way to make those fiscal realities work.
My FRiends, the austerity riots we see in Greece are coming to America.
The leftists that are tyrannically ruling this country (”I won.”) will do whatever is necessary to appease the government-sector unions and to ensure they lose as little as possible.
THEY WILL CONFISCATE YOUR PRIVATE RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS.
PLEASE PROTECT YOUR ASSETS HOWEVER YOU CAN AND PREVENT THESE CORRUPT STATISTS FROM FLEECING THE TRUE WORKING CLASS (THE PRIVATE SECTOR).
Hard to tell these days. Is it satire or real life? The lines are blurring more and more.
Amen. Moved from a teeny town in central Georgia (lived in Ga all my life, in that house for as long as my kids have been alive, it was sad to move from all they new and family) down to south Florida for a better paying job. Costs more to live here, but steady income and health insurance is priceless.
Americans don’t understand. Unions and obama want American businesses to collapse. They hate economic freedom, they want it governed. They want businesses to fail, and there is absolutely no irony or hypocrisy in what this union did. It succeeded and its members won.
Someone should track Lamont and the other union guys to see where they will be a year from now.
Yep...and that's the bottom line.
They believe the government can create jobs and that's the BIG lie.
Just wait until these idiot learn the truth about government.
That "relief" would be the mill-RATs soiling themselves.
The author missed the rest of the sentence as reported in other publications.
"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."
Of course the union president doesn't care. He's still on the mafia payroll.
I have family in Michigan. Back in the 90s, I tried to convince my brother to look for work out of state. He wouldn’t do it.
From 2 years ago I had a workman (who has a strong work ethic) tell me all his neighbors had gotten used to staying home and doing nothing, collecting long term unemployment.
That should have been during the Bush years, not the 90s.
Does anyone know the pay scale & perks that these union workers receive?
It would be interesting to know what they are throwing away.
I’m wondering if these people get “layoff” pay through their union or something? I confess I know little about that sort of thing, especially when a company goes into liquidation. It would explain, though, why so many of these folks are apparently unconcerned. If they’re guaranteed, say, six months pay at 2/3’s salary or something, it would make it a lot less scary to be out of work.
Just speculating, of course. Like I said, I’m not really sure how these things work.
Why should anybody work in the Soviet Union, obama will pay them to sit at home.
Pray for America