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What the media won’t tell us about the union that killed Hostess
coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

Posted on 11/23/2012 7:41:00 AM PST by jmaroneps37

The fake “reporters and journalists” we are forced to put up with have destroyed our sacred freedom of the press. Their lies and half-truths lead trusting readers to only the conclusions they want Americans to reach.

The truth about the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Union (BCTW&GMU) is a good example of the kind of information the fake media hides from us.

The leadership of the BCTW&GMU is a gang of greedy crooks who are only concerned with filling up the trough they push their snouts into. That trough is constantly refilled with the dues money of workers whose lives mean nothing to these people.

In perfect Animal Farm style the upper leadership of this criminal gang pulls down from two to three times what the average worker they “represent” makes for actually working for a living.

For instance Frank Hurt (a name you couldn’t make up) makes $262,654.00 to “guard the interests” of his members who make about $85.000 a year which itself is $35,000 more than the average salary for workers across America.

Since 2002 the membership of the BCTW&GMU has fallen by more than 32,000. This is not surprising because while there are no available data after 2009, during the period between 2002 and 2009 an average of more than one workplace a month decertified this monster by direct vote of the workers involved. There you have the reason the unions want “Card Check.”

Anyone familiar with this union would have no trouble spotting the problems that would compel their members to flee at such a rapid pace.

In the last ten years it has racked up 524 unfair labor practice complaints based on its refusal to live up to its “Duty of Fair Representation” which [they] did to Hostess,…

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: hostess
The numbers on this union are very typical of what other unions rack up. Crooks one and all.
1 posted on 11/23/2012 7:41:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37
$85,000 for a Twinkie maker is a bit much especially considering how automated the process is.

People need to look for the union label. If they see it -- don't buy it if at all possible.

2 posted on 11/23/2012 7:54:12 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: jmaroneps37

The MSM are communists orientated and without them America would not be in the process of being destroyed.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 7:56:28 AM PST by Logical me
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To: jmaroneps37
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4 posted on 11/23/2012 7:57:35 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: jmaroneps37

Hostess was just the first volley. The Marxists are on the march.

The Black Friday Walmart walkouts are being orchestrated straight out of the White Hut. Van Jones has been planning it for four years.

Once Walmart goes down, the rest of the employers in the country will follow in short order.

Ubama is going to give the unions card-check, and the NLRB is going to force all employers to turn over the names and addresses of all their employees to the unions.

With these two tools, Trumka and his fellow travelers can forge the signatures of employees and unionize any company without the consent of the employer or employees.

And their first target is going to be Walmart and the hundreds of millions of dollars of union dues they will be able to extort for the Democrat campaign-finance slush fund.

Soon, all the workers in the entire country will be paying into the Democrat campaign-finance slush fund through forced union membership and forced union dues.

Labor unions are America’s Communist Party.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 8:00:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: jmaroneps37
This is not surprising because while there are no available data after 2009, during the period between 2002 and 2009 an average of more than one workplace a month decertified this monster by direct vote of the workers involved.

Wow, that is an incredible number of decertifications. Do you have a link or reference?

6 posted on 11/23/2012 8:00:49 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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I spoke with a Union negotiator several years back. Not a real big wig, but he had a pension that would increase annually adjusted for inflation and full health benefits for life for him and his spouse.
7 posted on 11/23/2012 8:01:09 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bump.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 8:31:14 AM PST by Track9
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Glad Indiana went RTW last year.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 8:34:12 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: jmaroneps37

Private equity did some significant looting and pillaging at Hostess too. DEMOCRAT run PE with Ripplewood and Dicky Gephardt.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 8:35:36 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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Glad Indiana went RTW last year.

Ubama will issue an executive order rectifying that situation.

The rule of law no longer exists.

The Marxists will not back down. They are too close to their goal.

11 posted on 11/23/2012 8:43:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I can see Gov. Mike Pence standing in the factory door shouting:

“States rights not union rights!”

And then carried off by the Homeland Security forces.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 8:47:12 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Uncle Chip
$85,000 for a Twinkie maker is a bit much especially considering how automated the process is.

Yep - most of them claim that God made them that way - why pay anything for someone to make them?

13 posted on 11/23/2012 8:55:08 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I hope Walmart closes every store where there is a walkout. I hate that hard working people will lose their jobs, but they will also learn what unions really do; bleed them and the companies they work for like leeches.
14 posted on 11/23/2012 9:07:34 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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There you have the reason the unions want “Card Check.”

what does card check mean....??? Is this why the workers are quitting the union?? Article does not go on to explain this.

15 posted on 11/23/2012 9:08:08 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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“Card check” is a euphemism for non-secret ballots. The leadership checks every vote, with voter name attached, ostensibly to ensure nothing went wrong for each vote and can resolve every voting problem individually - which, to a union boss, means making sure the employee does not vote against union interests.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 9:19:37 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You are 100% on target. Unionization of Walmart is one of the left’s Holy Grails, a counterpoint to Reagan’s firing of the air controllers.

We WILL get card check (or something darned close to it) and every sizeable workplace will experience a union election sometime in the next decade.

Among other things their think tanks have told them that unions are the most effective way to keep white guys from voting Republican.

Forced union representation on corporate boards will be next up.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 10:38:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Chip

Silly accusation since you have no idea what that person does. But yea, if all they do is watch white cream being injected into rectangles of cake it’s too much.

If their in house engineer that designs and maintains manufacturing equipment, then 85k isn’t too much.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: baddog 219

HAHAHAHA, just like you dont wanna be Munsoned, now, ya dont wanna be twinkied!! LOL


19 posted on 11/23/2012 1:04:44 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: pepperdog

I’m thinking the air traffic controllers model would be applicable here.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 1:06:28 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: jmaroneps37

BTTT


21 posted on 11/23/2012 5:13:12 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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