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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Lamont, you may want to reconsider that fairly soon, for two reasons:
1. Hostess really is going bye-bye.
2. The Teamsters know who you are.
Well, I think it's important we speak correctly. Government can, of course, create jobs. Simply hire a few thousand workers to do something, and pay them from the general fund. But it takes the free market to create value, create worth, that creates jobs that pay taxes into the general fund. If the government REALLY wanted to help, they'd open up factories to create products. Or farm. But then they'd be competing against the free market, and violating their charter.
Bingo. The amount and variety of welfare given the “47%” is staggering - equivalent to wage earner making $60,000 a year. They’d be crazy not to welcome the closing.
Eastern North Carolina is one of the desperately poor areas of this country and there will not jobs available for these people - and they are, for the most part, happy, happy.
If he wasn't one of the strikers I,too,hope he gets another job.If he *was* a striker I hope that he and his family *starve*.After all,actions *do* have consequences.
Next week may be Black Friday but sweets lovers across the nation hung their heads in sorrow on a dark Friday yesterday as Hostess announced they would cease making their line of products, which include the iconic Twinkies brand, because of the Bakers Union Strike.
From what I found, they were averaging 12 to 15 bucks per hour. So close to 30K/annually.
Thats right. Every newly unemployed is added to ODUMBI’S welfare army. He wants unemployment to go up now. The Dems have seen how effective the social saftey spider web works in bringing out the votes.
Wait till there is no gasoline, then it will get crazy. That is probably the answer to unemployment. No gas No food and food stamps are no good.
Israel has all the good cards in this game.
You are overlooking the destabilizing of families caused by all your moving around.
That attitude seems implausible, but once you’ve been in a union, it’s easy to understand.
The union sets up management as the enemy - the only thing that matters is that the union win, and for the union to win, you have to screw the company. Their attitude here is “Okay, so we lost our jobs, but that’s just a minor thing - we put the company out-of-business!”
Setting up a common enemy is one of the best ways of generating unity and power - the democrats are masters at establishing such boogie men (Big Oil, Evil Insurance Companies, etc). That’s card number one in the union deck - you never do anything for the company unless it’s in the contract, and when it comes to negotiations, there’s no bending - management is the bad guy, and the most important thing is that they get screwed.
Texas has enough moochers, don’t send them to us.
lol. Fair enough.
“Does anyone know the pay scale & perks that these union workers receive?”
As you can see it depends on what they do. The average Joe appears not to be getting rich, but in my opinion the lowest paid person is better off with his job than without. At least they can make their financial obligations - keep that car or home or whatever.
Additionally, that pay scale does not reflect benefits, paid vacations, sick time off with pay, health, paid holidays - if any of this applies at all. Being a union job, I suspect all of it does apply to some extent.
Now they get to go on obama’s 365 plan year around paid holiday, the only work they need to do is vote for commies, and if they are too lazy to do that, those good at voter fraud will cover for them, and you, and me, and the guy next door.
In a government job, his pay comes from an entirely separate source...the taxpayer. Without the taxpayer (i.e. a person who works in a free market economic endeavor), there is no government job.
We have a good friend who was laid off in August. The day it happened he hopped a plane to a trade show where he knew there would be lots of people in his field of work. He did lots of networking in order to find a new job. His severance was about to run out this week and guess what he got a new job. He said that there was no way he could maintain his lifestyle on unemployment insurance. By the way, he’s 62 years old.
How can a story like this not have the facts and figures to make a determination of truth? I’ve casually search with google to find out what the salaries of the line workers are in the bakeries and it is no where. It is like the union is the gestapo on information.
“Phillips said his potential layoff was a “relief” and his “plan is to find another job.”
With obama in the white house and Obamacare the law of the land? Good luck on that. You’ll just as easilly win the lottery, I’m sure.
He has already found another job. He is now a professional voter. With all benefits added in he is making more money now then when he was punching the timeclock and baking twinkies. His new job is secure, he will never get laidoff. Some folks have been riding this gravytrain for several generations.