Frank Hurt

Bakers Union President Frank Hurt released a statement yesterday after Hostess closed all of its American plants.
Hurt said the union knew Hostess could die.
They went on strike anyway and today 18,000 more Americans are out of work.
The Biz Journal reported, via RedState:

“Our members decided they were not going to take any more abuse from a company they have given so much to for so many years. They decided that they were not going to agree to another round of outrageous wage and benefit cuts and give up their pension only to see yet another management team fail and Wall Street vulture capitalists and ‘restructuring specialists’ walk away with untold millions of dollars.

“Throughout this long and difficult process, BCTGM members showed tremendous courage, solidarity and devotion to principle. They were well aware of the potential consequences of their actions but stood strong for dignity, justice and respect.”

Oh well, at least Frank still has a job.

(Thanks to Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi for the Twinkie funeral picture.)

 

 

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  1. The Hostess brands will be reborn without the burden of these bureaucratic twits at reasonable wages probably in a RTW state near you. Can’t wait…running outta Ding Dongs.

  2. “Wall Street vulture capitalists and ‘restructuring specialists’ walk away with untold millions of dollars.”

    Ironic thing in this case the private equity firm behind the Hostess restructuring is a prominent “progressive” Democrat with ties to the party elite.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-16/hostess-liquidation-curious-cast-characters-twinkie-tumbles

  3. “Throughout this long and difficult process, BCTGM members showed tremendous courage, solidarity and devotion to principle. They were well aware of the potential consequences of their actions but stood strong for dignity, justice and respect.”

    They showed stupidity and were prodded into mob behavior to cut their noses off. Stood strong for dignity, justice and respect? They’re unemployed bakers thanks to you.

  4. Good thinkin’ there frank hurt. Much better to put 18,500 folks and their families on the beach than face reality. After all, there are LOTS of jobs out there for ‘em, huh?

    moron.

  5. And now you got NOTHIN’.

    Enjoy it, cause you certainly earned it.

  6. A completely clueless clown.

    No more needs to be said.

  7. 6k workers put 18.5k workers out of a job
    this is kind of (yes it is a stretch) an example of why we are a constitutional republic using electoral college and not a democracy using purely popular vote.
    if the unions were electoral there would have been 3 votes.
    2 to work and 1 to strike (6k per each EV)
    the 2 win, they go back to work company stays alive.

  8. ++

    re: #5 November 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm bg

    re: crosspatch #3 November 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    re: “Wall Street vulture capitalists and ‘restructuring specialists’

    [The largest banks are actually bigger than they were when he took
    office. And earned more in the first two-and-a-half years of his term
    than they did during the entire eight years of the Bush administration.]

    not to mention buffeting the real estate.. /s/

    [Democrats beat the market by 73 basis points per month, compared
    to 18 for Republicans. That’s a rout anyway you look at it. Senators
    fare even better than house members.]

    ==

  9. This reminds me of the Chicago Mob. As long as your business wasn’t doing too well they would leave you alone. But the minute you were successful you had to pay protection money to stay in business.

    I thought that people belonged to unions because could guarantee their jobs. Now it seems like Union Bosses have another agenda all together.

  10. [QUOTE]Our members decided they were not going to take any more abuse from a company they have given so much to for so many years. They decided that they were not going to agree to another round of outrageous wage and benefit cuts…[/QUOTE]

    Earlier today, I read at Planck’s Constant, “…In case you are wondering what the company wanted from the workers: a baker making $1,000 a week would have to take a pay cut of $80 and contribute about $20 more toward his healthcare costs. Now that baker is taking a $1,000 per week pay cut – what a maroon….”

    http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2012/11/where_will_the_stupid_stupid_hostess_union_workers.html

  11. And…we went on strike anyway. SOBs. Reap what you sow.

  12. “but stood strong for dignity, justice and respect. And unemployment!”

    Look for the union label when you want to be shafted,

  13. Because less money is far worse than none. Why should they have to suffer just because the company is?

    Well Frank, out there in realsville – let’s say there’s a guy who’s a bright successful executive with a proven track record. Now, why would he want to leave his cushy and safe job to get onto a possible sinking ship?

    What could possibly get him to do something so risky? Maybe, just maybe some of that money you’re talking about? And what if, after a few years of paying these people insane amounts of money they do their job actually turn the company around? Wouldn’t that be a win-win? Wouldn’t they need to hire even more people?

    Ah, what the hell am I talking about.
    Rich vulture CEO capitalist bad. Worker good. Union good! Fire bad!

  14. Complete void of logic. The Predatory extortionist i.e. Union Boss makes it sound like they were in a Soviet-style ghetto. Funny thing, it was Democrat party-tied management in control at Hostess.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/11/17/politicos-cirilli-others-ignore-heavy-democrat-involvement-hostess-manag

    Another Torch and Destroy moment brought to you by Unions and the Democrat party

  15. Good job. After all, there was a PRINCIPLE at stake. Can’t take no more abuse. Can’t let ‘em get away with it. Serves ‘em right.

    Hey, guys – got any plans for the holidays?

  16. When are the workers going to realize that strikes hurt no one but them. Their so called ‘reps’ will still have a job. Stupid.

  17. I was reading comments on other sites and someone wrote that Hostess already has deals with major snack company in Canada. We will have to import our Twinkies and Ho Ho’s if true.



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