Category: Unions

Goodbye Twinkies… NOOOoooo

Goodbye Twinkies… NOOOoooo

Well, the bakers union decided to play a pair of deuces against Hostess’s full house. Bad play boys.

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

Personally I don’t care one way or another. After the election I expect to get a layoff notice myself at some point. But I have a few more options. I’m not in a union. So when the company tells us we have to cut costs and whacks my benefits/pensions or whatever there’s little we can do. Take it or quit.

As far as this Hostess thing goes: That number of 18k is very low. Hostess’s work force is 18,000 but there are SEVERAL jobs tied to that company. Mechanical contracts, transportation, HMO’s, Janitors, the packaging product makers, etc etc. This is a very big company with a lot of people’s lively hood tied to it. 

Now, let’s get this out there too: The democrat party’s platform has been to RULE YOUR FOOD. Michelle Obama has put junk food on the BAN list. So this company closing will cause her and her hubby to celebrate behind closed doors. Even though thousands of Americans have just lost their jobs. In the regime’s eyes, they just made over 18,000 Americans dependent on the government for their food and shelter. Also known as DEMOCRAT OUTREACH!

There’s another part to this story that won’t get much play, the teamsters had reached a deal. That’s telling. The teamsters are usually the first ones on the picket lines. The question is, did the teamsters reach a deal because Trumka and the AFLCIO didn’t want Obama to look bad by adding such a chunk to the unemployment percentage? Did the baker’s union see through that? Was the deal the Hostess company tried to make with the bakers too much for anyone to take? We may never know these answers. But given the way our Chicago Thug in charge has done things in the past, adding 18k to the unemployment percentage will reduce the percentage by 2%….Obama math.

Big Day for Wisconsin, HUGE day for America.

Big Day for Wisconsin, HUGE day for America.

I’m not going to link to a story or opine endlessly about how much I love Wisconsin today. Anyone who has an ounce of care for our nation knows what happened yesterday. I don’t need to have you read a blurb from some media elite. You KNOW what happened right?

We wake up this morning with HOPE heavy on our hearts. HOPE that what happened in Wisconsin can transcend the nation. Hope that Conservatives/Republicans/Independents  will unite behind the common good and remove the cancerous tumor WE put in DC.

We can’t let this victory be the end. This is just the beginning. We the people sent a message. The People of Wisconsin EXECUTED the message. The People of Wisconsin made America proud yesterday and We the people will not forget what you did.

Now, on to WHY this is important. Romney is no Scott Walker. Romney is more like Chris Christie which isn’t too bad but we got work to do. Walker’s win yesterday can be something Romney can learn from.

Do the right thing and “We the conservative people” will support you. Do the wrong thing, “We the conservative people” will abandon your ass.

Funny thing about Conservatives, we work for a living, We have families, we believe in personal responsibility, we are for the most part financially stable and we will spend money to preserve the values that make America great. We no longer give to party. We give to individuals. We don’t give to the GOP because of the R. We give to folks like Scott Walker, Allen West, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Michelle Bachmann etc. We give to people who walk the talk.

Mitt Romney can unite the party. He can become the rock star politician Scott Walker is now. But he needs two things: BALLS.

Mitt Romney can learn a few things from Wisconsin. I really hope he’s as smart as folks say he is. Romney can win in November. But if he “Compromises” too much he’ll be a one term POTUS just like Obama.

Union Civility, War on.

Union Civility, War on.

A couple days after Trumka said “This is your army, take the sons a bitches out”….

This is pretty tame if ya ask me. This particular idiot couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag. His stance in his aggression would lead to easy knock down/curb stomp with a side of piss on his remains. But alas he didn’t threaten me like that. Had he threatened someone who would call him on it, he’d be running into his hiding place.

But the bigger picture is why the aggression? You see, the union is just following orders from Obama and company. They feel they were wronged by an employer AKA Rich evil corporations. They decided to strike, the company said fine and got others to the job they wouldn’t do. Tough shit. You play poker and you lose, you don’t destroy the casino. You leave and find something else to do. You made the choice to play, you lost.

Pay very close attention to this video folks. It’s only a little glimpse into the future. The idiot star of the video is clearly suffering from Obama’s “Hope and Change” he’s obviously been subscribing to the class warfare script from the Obama administration. The evil rich corporation needs to pay me more for what I do and if not I’m walking out. Even though a corporation can hire someone else for less price to do the same job just as well. This is the reason Unions don’t work these days. The unions were GREAT in the early years. They got some great labor laws through congress that became law which protect WORKERS now. Unions have outlived their usefulness. Not all, but some.

I’m a fan of some public sector unions for the most part. I am for some PD/FD unions. Without those, the city council and mayors would make every incident/ Review political. Unions in those areas are needed to keep the Local GOVERNMENT honest. If you notice, the labor board laws don’t cover law enforcement incidents and reviews. That’s done by the idiots we elect.

Businesses are NOT ELECTED they  offer you a chance to get paid for your time and skill, you have the right to say no. You have the right to walk. You have the right to ask for raises you don’t have the right to be violent against an employer. You have the right to an ass whooping if you do. You have the right to be charged with a crime.

Just realize this video is just the very tip of the iceberg in what is about to be the most violent election cycle since Lincoln’s time. Arm up, stand up and be ready.

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Union takes Hostages. Tea Party blamed.

Union takes Hostages. Tea Party blamed.

Well here we go. The “New civility” has entered it’s desired phase.

Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested. Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from car at the EGT terminal, Duscha said.

The tea party is called “Hostage takers” “Terrorists” “Racists” and more.. This is just another case of projection. The real terrorists in our government political landscape is the unions. Trumpka’s boys and the these particular longshoremen in Wash.

IF I had a company who used organized labor this is the time I would close down shop. I would shut it down UNLESS there was a contract negotiation upcoming. At that point I’d make an offer and it would be far less than they get now… My point is, if this is how we are going to war, lets go to war.

You DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO A JOB. You have a right to compete for a job, you have a right to work if someone wants to pay you for your skills or your ability to do something. PERIOD. You do not have a right to demand someone pay for you to do something.

This hostage taking, damaging equipment and creating chaos to a business should be a felony. That’s the way you stop this. You charge the union thugs with a felony and then the company can fire them because they have a felony. See a win win.

Disclaimer (Those who work in a union who doesn’t give to Democrats are not included in this rant, I think there’s one or two out there)

Union Dues would cover 265,447 jobs….

Union Dues would cover 265,447 jobs….

A Great article at “Labor Union Report

One Year’s Worth Of Union Dues Could Support 265,447 U.S. Workers For A Year

Union bosses have been engaging in class warfare for so long now that it’s become standard for the media to echo the meme without challenge. An example of such mainstream Marxism is in today’s Bloomberg piece entitled ‘Runaway CEO Pay’ Could Support 102,000 U.S. Jobs, AFL-CIO Says. Bloomberg’s piece relies heavily on the AFL-CIO’s Executive Pay Watch, which was set up years ago to conduct a haves vs. have nots class warfare campaign to eventually have CEO pay limited by law or regulation. This was something union bosses accomplished to some degree with last year’s “Wall Street Reform.

Here is the AFL-CIO’s statement:

In 2010, Standard & Poor’s 500 Index company CEOs received, on average, $11.4 million in total compensation. Based on 299 companies’ most recent pay data for 2010, their combined total CEO pay of $3.4 billion could support 102,325 median workers’ jobs.

Using a simple calculator, it is easy to determine that the “workers’ jobs” would pay $33,227 per year (about $16 per hour), not counting union dues, of course.

Read the Rest then come back..

What the article says is truth. CEO’s do make a lot of money, taking ALL of it would leave WHO to run the corporation? Nobody works for free and Unions don’t hire, produce or develop anything. They are LABOR.

Here’s the basic math on union dues and jobs they would create:

If we were to use a conservative figure of $50 per month for union dues, in 2010, unions collected $735,000,000 per month in union dues from America’s unionized workers. Multiply $735,000,000 by 12 months and you get a whopping $8,820,000,000 that was collected in union dues in 2010.

Divide $8,820,000,000 by $33,227 and you’ll find that if unions did not take union dues from workers in 2010, 265,447 workers’ jobs could have been supported.

So union dues would cover DOUBLE the jobs CEO’s salary’s would… WOW, I’m all for that.

The article misses a little though. Consider this: $33,227 a year is the salary, it doesn’t take into account benefit deductions, union dues, FICA, and State Taxes. Your take home pay would be closer to 25k than 33k. A take home pay of 25k a year doesn’t afford the worker much more than a full time employee at burger king.

Now, let’s look at the CEO’s salary. Why? Well because liberals love to talk about what someone else makes… CEO’s make a LOT of money, but why are they paid so much? They are paid to make a company profitable, they are paid to RUN a company/Corporation and they have to have the ability to lead a group of people in attaining that goal. There are very few high school drop outs who are CEO’s Most of them are HIGHLY educated, very intelligent men or women. They made some good choices in their education and in their lives to put them in that position. IF a company or corporations shareholders pay it’s CEO a gazillion trajillion dollars, it’s because they can afford it, he/she is worth it, and they are good at their job. Regardless of HOW MANY JOBS their salary would produce.

Class warfare. Where do you stand?


Epic MELTDOWN Coming… In Wisconsin. LOL!

Epic MELTDOWN Coming… In Wisconsin. LOL!

I’ve been paying attention to the Wisconsin election. The election between a two candidates for a seat on Wisconsin’s State Supreme Court. One leans right. One falls off the cliff left. The one on the left won if you asked any liberal last night,  But by late afternoon today,  the liberals began crying in their celebration party drinks.

Important Win For The Democrats In Wisconsin

All the precincts have reported in WIsconsin and the “winner” is JoAnne Kloppenburg, who leads State Supreme Court Justice Richard Prosser by 204 votes out of 1,479.976 votes cast.  The margin is so thin that a recount is inevitable.

Whoops… :rotfl:

Evidently some clerk counting votes using an old PC or some abacus lost about 7,000 votes or counted them wrong or didn’t count them at all.. But that’s really not the issue, the issue is the AP. The Associated Press came out with this report:

Democrat Has Tiny Lead in Symbolic Wisconsin Election

JoAnne Kloppenburg has a tiny lead of 204 votes over David Prosser in the incumbent Wisconsin state supreme court judge election widely viewed as a proxy vote over Gov. Scott Walker’s push to curb union power. All precincts are reporting, but the race is so close there’ll likely be a recount, Talking Points Memo’s Eric Kleefeld reports. Almost 1.5 million votes were cast.

Then the gloating on the Democrat side: “It was an epic failure of Governor Walker’s anti-American, Anti-Union, Anti-Middle Class.. yada yada”… It was all over the net and facebook about how this was the start of Unions becoming MORE powerful… Um Not so fast there big boy… HA!

By the afternoon facts started emerging, a clerical error produced a 7,000 plus edge to the David Prosser and the meltdown started.

from MSNBC

Wis. corrects vote count, gives incumbent big lead. (I can’t force myself to link them, google it if you want to)

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A conservative incumbent surged to a commanding lead in Wisconsin’s hotly contested Supreme Court election Thursday, after a predominantly GOP county’s clerk announced she had incorrectly entered vote totals in the race seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive union rights law. (Emphasis mine)

The daily Ko’s

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Local clerk ‘finds’ over 7,000 votes for Prosser (I can’t force myself to link them, google it if you want to)

The vote totals in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race swung back and forth today, first with incumbent Justice David Prosser taking the lead, then with challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg taking it back by 125 votes.

The latest, and by far most disturbing, development is that a clerk in Wisconsin’s biggest conservative country has suddenly “found” a huge amount of votes for Prosser. JS Online:

Crooks and Liars

UPDATED: Conservative Waukesha County Clerk “Finds” 7,000 Votes For Prosser. (I can’t force myself to link them, google it if you want to)

4:30pm Update: In her press conference about a half-hour ago, Kathy Nickolaus claimed she failed to import the results from Brookfield City into her master tally that was reported to the press. The numbers she reported as an ‘update’ which gave Prosser 7,000 more votes were clearly reported in real time on election night. Sure, sure it was a computer error. (Emphasis mine)

All I’m saying with this post is WATCH the next couple of days.

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Wisconsin Gov. and Republicans did real GOOD!

Wisconsin Gov. and Republicans did real GOOD!

Hell YES! Okay Mr Walker and Wisconsin republicans I apologize for doubting you. You done good. Real Good. Now keep it up guys, you are on the right track!

Wisconsin Senate GOP Votes to Strip State Workers of Collective Bargaining Rights
Bypassing Democrats hiding out in Illinois, Wisconsin Senate Republicans voted Wednesday night to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. Republicans voted 18-1 to pass the stripped-down budget bill in a hastily arranged meeting. None of the Senate Democrats were present.

The State Assembly is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “budget repair bill” — a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.. The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday split from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, and a special conference committee of state lawmakers approved that bill a short time later.

Look at the reaction from the union goons, the democrat party and their support staff. Tell me something will ya? When “OBAMACARE” was rammed down our throats by a “MAJORITY” elected Democrat Congress did Republicans leave? What was it we heard… Oh yeah, “Elections have consequences” And we dealt with it. We removed damn near every RINO we possibly could in the following election. I don’t like the way this entire issue was handled just like I didn’t like the Obamacare procedure….BUT WE DEALT WITH IT! Without trashing property, without violence, without media help…..

The High Ground is firmly underfoot for those on the RIGHT. Be proud of Walker and his bunch and scorn the left for their actions.

Walker Maybe Wimping out.

Walker Maybe Wimping out.

Hate to say it but I figured it would happen. The nuts are very small in these new Republicans. There are two ways this ends. Either the Demorats win and get their way or the Republicans do. IF Scott Walker GIVES anything he loses. He is on extremely firm ground and he’s being bullied by a wave of media and leftist losers. IF he folds in any way shape or form, the stage will be set and the nail in the coffin for any possible reform ANYWHERE will be struck!

Wisconsin Governor Proposes Union Compromise in E-Mails

Appearing to blink first in a nearly three-week standoff with absent Senate Democrats, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offered to keep certain collective bargaining rights in place for state workers in a proposed compromise, according to e-mails released Tuesday by his office.But the e-mails weren’t enough to end a stalemate that has drawn national attention and ignited a storm of protest from union workers and their supporters.
Sen. Bob Jauch, one of the 14 Democrats on the run in Illinois to block a vote on Walker’s original proposal, said he hoped the compromise would serve as a blueprint for future negotiations. But he and Sen. Tim Cullen, who were both working with Walker’s administration, said the latest offer was inadequate.
The e-mails, some dated as recently as Sunday, show a softened stance in Walker’s talks with the 14 Democrats who object to his original proposal that would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers and force concessions amounting to an average 8 percent pay cut. Republicans, who control the Senate, can’t vote on the budget measure unless at least one Democrat is present.

Walker you need to man up, you were placed in office to fix the problems, you were chosen to solve the budget problem, you were put there to STAND not BOW. You sir will not be seen as “Wise” nor “Moderate” nor will  the left “Honor your sacrifice” they will use you as tool. Just like they have every compromising Republican for the last 50 years. STAND UP and win, fold and you will kill the dream of fiscal solvency for every state in the union. No pressure, but you gave us hope. DO NOT STICK US IN THE BACK.