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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A friend of mine sells real estate in Austin.
He said Austin is filling up with rich white liberals from New York and California.
True to form, rich white liberals are forcing poor blacks out of their neighborhood by forcing property values up so they can’t pay the taxes.
Tell him, Fred:
No, No......please don't come here. We don't want any union lover Obama voters.
No, No......please don’t come here. We don’t want any union lover Obama voters.
I moved here about two years ago after retiring from the military.
It’s horrible, HORRIBLE I tell ya! The bugs are awful. It’s hot and muggy. There are wild hogs EVERYWHERE!
People carry guns, even small children!
If you are a liberal you should stay out of Texas.
Go to Chicago, instead.
On a personal note, my wife and I found a wonderful home in Texas. We want it to stay the way it is.
Well good luck with that. There are plenty of job available. Right?
Lots that pay the same wage (even with the 8% cut). Right?
Unions foster a entitlement mentality among the rank and file that makes the members believe they are underpaid and overworked even if the prevailing wage is 30 percent lower in the market.
Just wait until the knuklehead figures out there are no jobs for his qualifications. and he weill be forced to work at 75% of his salary if he is lucky to get a job.
Those numbers at glassdoor reflect salary of the distribution business. Union manufacturing employees make quite a bit more.
I would guess an operator or mechanic makes 25 to 30 per hour. Just a guess of course.
I see you have worked with unions before.
I see you have worked with unions before.
Most Unions keep a lock on information for just this reason.
The job was 2nd shift, working in an enormous factory like facility that produced huge amounts of everything from bread to cakes and pastries, on an enormous scale. It was routine to make 8400 dozen of a given type of donuts or “crullers” or whatever, during a shift. The scale was staggering, and the din of the gas turbine ovens still rings in my ears.
It was a Teamster's closed shop. You had to join (local 200 as I recall), but the benefits were staggering in terms of health care and just the basic wage - approximately $11.00 per hour. overtime was 2x that and holidays were at triple time. ~$33.00 an hour in 1974!
I did that for about a year and a half before going off to college. The bakery collapsed when the labor costs became unsustainable and was closed about 20 years ago and leveled. The entire industrial complex it was situated within, approximately 500 acres, is being redeveloped into a fairly high-end retail and residential project that will start to take shape in the next 3 years.
Even though I was the momentary beneficiary of that union largess while working there, it was a constant thought that the high volume of low value product that was constantly flowing through the place, couldn't sustain that level of wages for the large workforce.
And so a remarkably similar thing has happened to Hostess. I enjoyed seeing the company make an ultimatum and stick to it.
That 47% number just went up. The rest of you, get back to work. Twinkies aren’t free you know!
They just believe that anybody who provides a job for another human being is "rich," and deserves to be punished because they are too greedy and selfish to pay their employees a million dollars an hour.
You really can't reason with infants. You can only hope they figure it out before we all starve. Which is what the environmental misanthropes like Algore and the United Nations are hoping for.
“I see you have worked with unions before.”
I had entered the military on the delayed entry program back in the lat 80’s, so I had about 7 months before I was to ship out.
I took a job at the Swift Premium Pork plant in Marshalltown, Iowa, which had a union. I had no intention of joining the union, because I would only be there a short while, and wanted to keep my money
It started off as ‘gentle reminders’ that I had not completed my union paperwork, followed by daily notes on my wall locker, followed by messages IN my wall locker, followed by being covered with flipped pieces of bloody flesh and fat when I would walk through the ‘Kill Floor’, to my tires being slashed and my car keyed.
After that, I said NO UNIONS, not now, not ever. I was 18.
wait until they realize no more free miss shaped Twinkies ,all hell will break loose
What the hell kind of union is this?
As unions shrink, they consolidate.
That’s why you had the Indiana state employees in the UAW (before Gov Daniels voided Evan Bayh’s sweetheart deal).
You have steelworkers union making tires and nurses in the teamsters.
Oh, bloody heck NO! I'm sick and tired of all these libs and trash moving in and making demands. They wanted unions, they can stay where they're at.