Skip to comments.After Bankrupting Hostess, Union Workers Rake In The Federal Dough
Posted on 02/24/2013 3:07:38 PM PST by george76
Labor: Who says intransigence doesn't pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, union bakers have been rewarded by the White House with Trade Adjustment Assistance. It's all the foreigners' fault.
Politics: Who says intransigence doesn't pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, the White House has decided to reward the union bakers with Trade Adjustment Assistence, blaming foreigners. What a sweet deal.
the AFL-CIO-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International (BCTGM). It refused to deal, taking the entire company, including fellow workers, down with it.
Turns out the union knew exactly what it was doing.
This week, the Labor Department decided to shower Hostess workers with Trade Adjustment Assistance, a multibillion-dollar pork barrel program that was beefed up as a bone to Democrats, who were blocking passage of three free-trade treaties in Congress in 2012.
TAA is a lavish program doled out by the Labor Department for laid-off workers who've lost their jobs due to "global trade."
It provides worker retraining due to the supposed evils of free trade plus moving expenses, baby-sitting expenses and as much as two years of unemployment pay. If a worker ends up making less than his union salary afterward, Uncle Sam spots the worker for 50% of the supposed lost wages in a "free" subsidy.
It's a reward for those who refuse to negotiate, and a sop to the manipulative unions that are most adept at gaming the system.
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Communism 101 brought to you by the current occupant.
Seeing as how foreign competition had NOTHING to do with the Hostess bankruptcy and EVERYTHING to do with greedy union morons, I hope there will be 27 law suits filed against this egregious waste of our taxpayers dollars by Tuesday.
There is a solution to this. Good Americans should never hire a former Hostess union employee. It is also a good rule never to hire a liberal, period.
Sequestration! The horror! Just what can we cut? Oh the pain.
Communism marches on...in America!!! What a disgrace!!
And begin moving operations to right-to-work states.
And make sure your non-union employees always have better deals than the union employees.
Bingo. Obama screeches that planes will fall out of the sky if sequestration occurs, but his labor department will still be paying union thugs to bankrupt iconic American companies.
Things like this wanna make me puke. Union bass turds wonder why their numbers keep dwindling, it’ll be a good day when they don’t exist at all.
if you’re hiring anyone that supports America’s political left, you’re doing a disservice to your company or corporation
The owners were primarily leftists and they took a major haircut in this second round of banruptcy.
All of that proves that leftwingtards are not very good at organizing effective unions or companies.
Me too however - by whom?
Where are our toothless “conservative” Congress critters when this looting of our tax money is taking place? This strike had absolutely nothing to do with foreign competition and the union parasites should not get a dime while they are looking for another host to suck dry.
This makes me ill.
Even if someone had "standing" to file them, by the time the suits wended their way through Obama-packed courts the money would have been spent long ago and the unionistas would be retired on lavish pensions.
Is it legal under current law to discriminate based on political affiliation?
Fire anyone with a lefty bumper sticker of any kind.
The most corrupt administration since FDR .... Progressives never change.
I am not sure, but I think there is a strong correlation between sound thought, logic, sound reasoning and political affiliation. There is no reason to ask a person about their political affiliation. It is easy to determine indirectly though good interview questions and past employment history.
For instance, I would never hire someone that worked for the National Organization for Women (NOW). I really don't care about their excuses or conservative conversion that they may have had. There is something fundamentally wrong with a candidate with that work history.
The country’s broke - union are part of the reason. See a ‘union made’ label? Don’t buy the item. Put it down - walk away...
This one shocks even me.
Damn right. I will never hire a Democrat, and fire anyone who supports one.
Incredibly mind-boggling pork; cronyism on steroids.
Payback, eventually, will be a real (rhymes with) ditch!
At what point does the snake realize it is eating it’s own tail?
” TAA is a lavish program doled out by the Labor Department for laid-off workers who’ve lost their jobs due to global trade.
It provides worker retraining due to the supposed evils of free trade plus moving expenses, baby-sitting expenses and as much as two years of unemployment pay. If a worker ends up making less than his union salary afterward, Uncle Sam spots the worker for 50% of the supposed lost wages in a free subsidy.
This one shocks even me. “
Global trade has nothing to do with this!