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After Bankrupting Hostess, Union Workers Rake In The Federal Dough
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/22/2013

Posted on 02/24/2013 3:07:38 PM PST by george76

Labor: Who says intransigence doesn't pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, union bakers have been rewarded by the White House with Trade Adjustment Assistance. It's all the foreigners' fault.

Politics: Who says intransigence doesn't pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, the White House has decided to reward the union bakers with Trade Adjustment Assistence, blaming foreigners. What a sweet deal.

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the AFL-CIO-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International (BCTGM). It refused to deal, taking the entire company, including fellow workers, down with it.

Turns out the union knew exactly what it was doing.

This week, the Labor Department decided to shower Hostess workers with Trade Adjustment Assistance, a multibillion-dollar pork barrel program that was beefed up as a bone to Democrats, who were blocking passage of three free-trade treaties in Congress in 2012.

TAA is a lavish program doled out by the Labor Department for laid-off workers who've lost their jobs due to "global trade."

It provides worker retraining due to the supposed evils of free trade — plus moving expenses, baby-sitting expenses and as much as two years of unemployment pay. If a worker ends up making less than his union salary afterward, Uncle Sam spots the worker for 50% of the supposed lost wages in a "free" subsidy.

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It's a reward for those who refuse to negotiate, and a sop to the manipulative unions that are most adept at gaming the system.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: afl; aflcio; bakery; bankruptcy; bctgm; bhounions; biglabor; cio; hostess; union; unions

1 posted on 02/24/2013 3:07:52 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Communism 101 brought to you by the current occupant.


2 posted on 02/24/2013 3:11:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: george76

Seeing as how foreign competition had NOTHING to do with the Hostess bankruptcy and EVERYTHING to do with greedy union morons, I hope there will be 27 law suits filed against this egregious waste of our taxpayers dollars by Tuesday.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 3:12:51 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: george76

There is a solution to this. Good Americans should never hire a former Hostess union employee. It is also a good rule never to hire a liberal, period.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 3:13:57 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Sequestration! The horror! Just what can we cut? Oh the pain.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 3:18:33 PM PST by allendale
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To: george76
After Bankrupting Hostess, Union Workers Rake In The Federal Dough.

Communism marches on...in America!!! What a disgrace!!

6 posted on 02/24/2013 3:18:51 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: ConservativeInPA

And begin moving operations to right-to-work states.

And make sure your non-union employees always have better deals than the union employees.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 3:22:51 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: allendale

Bingo. Obama screeches that planes will fall out of the sky if sequestration occurs, but his labor department will still be paying union thugs to bankrupt iconic American companies.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 3:23:05 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: george76

Things like this wanna make me puke. Union bass turds wonder why their numbers keep dwindling, it’ll be a good day when they don’t exist at all.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 3:26:42 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: george76

10 posted on 02/24/2013 3:27:55 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: george76

if you’re hiring anyone that supports America’s political left, you’re doing a disservice to your company or corporation


11 posted on 02/24/2013 3:28:47 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: upchuck
Noting that union membership in the private sector is down to 5% of the workforce the amount of money at risk in such deals is MINISCULE.

The owners were primarily leftists and they took a major haircut in this second round of banruptcy.

All of that proves that leftwingtards are not very good at organizing effective unions or companies.

12 posted on 02/24/2013 3:36:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: upchuck
... .....I hope there will be 27 law suits filed against this egregious waste of our taxpayers dollars by Tuesday.

Me too however - by whom?

13 posted on 02/24/2013 3:45:26 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: george76

Where are our toothless “conservative” Congress critters when this looting of our tax money is taking place? This strike had absolutely nothing to do with foreign competition and the union parasites should not get a dime while they are looking for another host to suck dry.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 3:46:38 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Jim Robinson

This makes me ill.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 3:50:37 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: upchuck
I hope there will be 27 law suits filed against this egregious waste of our taxpayers dollars by Tuesday.

Even if someone had "standing" to file them, by the time the suits wended their way through Obama-packed courts the money would have been spent long ago and the unionistas would be retired on lavish pensions.

16 posted on 02/24/2013 3:57:22 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: ConservativeInPA

Is it legal under current law to discriminate based on political affiliation?


17 posted on 02/24/2013 4:15:52 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: sten

Fire anyone with a lefty bumper sticker of any kind.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 4:18:39 PM PST by Lumper20 (`)
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To: george76

The most corrupt administration since FDR .... Progressives never change.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 4:30:49 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The Progressive mind...an arid ethical and moral wasteland!)
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To: ptsal
Is it legal under current law to discriminate based on political affiliation?

I am not sure, but I think there is a strong correlation between sound thought, logic, sound reasoning and political affiliation. There is no reason to ask a person about their political affiliation. It is easy to determine indirectly though good interview questions and past employment history.

For instance, I would never hire someone that worked for the National Organization for Women (NOW). I really don't care about their excuses or conservative conversion that they may have had. There is something fundamentally wrong with a candidate with that work history.

20 posted on 02/24/2013 4:39:37 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: george76

The country’s broke - union are part of the reason. See a ‘union made’ label? Don’t buy the item. Put it down - walk away...


21 posted on 02/24/2013 7:06:27 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: george76; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”This week, the Labor Department decided to shower Hostess workers with Trade Adjustment Assistance, a multibillion-dollar pork barrel program that was beefed up as a bone to Democrats, who were blocking passage of three free-trade treaties in Congress in 2012.
TAA is a lavish program doled out by the Labor Department for laid-off workers who've lost their jobs due to “global trade.”
It provides worker retraining due to the supposed evils of free trade — plus moving expenses, baby-sitting expenses and as much as two years of unemployment pay. If a worker ends up making less than his union salary afterward, Uncle Sam spots the worker for 50% of the supposed lost wages in a “free” subsidy. “

This one shocks even me.

22 posted on 02/24/2013 7:10:38 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: sten

Damn right. I will never hire a Democrat, and fire anyone who supports one.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 7:15:58 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: george76
What do they mean, they can't find anything to cut?

Incredibly mind-boggling pork; cronyism on steroids.

Payback, eventually, will be a real (rhymes with) ditch!

24 posted on 02/24/2013 8:06:59 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: sickoflibs

At what point does the snake realize it is eating it’s own tail?


25 posted on 02/24/2013 9:02:17 PM PST by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: sickoflibs; george76; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy

” TAA is a lavish program doled out by the Labor Department for laid-off workers who’ve lost their jobs due to “global trade.”
It provides worker retraining due to the supposed evils of free trade — plus moving expenses, baby-sitting expenses and as much as two years of unemployment pay. If a worker ends up making less than his union salary afterward, Uncle Sam spots the worker for 50% of the supposed lost wages in a “free” subsidy. “

This one shocks even me. “

Global trade has nothing to do with this!


26 posted on 02/26/2013 9:29:09 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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