Once upon a time unions had their place. They have helped the lives of many and helped shaped better working environments for people. Over the years this organization has turned into greedy, overpaid thugs who destroy everything.
Of course some people think unions are good to make things “fair” and consistently force pay raises for their members. Businesses cannot operate that way. They cannot pay everyone 70k a year with HUGE pensions and pay for everything to keep their business afloat. Unions slow down profits, work productivity and progress. They damage healthy communication between the employer and the employee. They claim the employers are greedy (I’m not denying some are) when they are greedy themselves. These union bosses make a shit load of money. They make their money off the backs of the workers making them pay dues. All the while speaking on behalf of the workers even against the workers will without a say in their own negotiations.
We are in a time where we no longer have sweat shops. We have safety procedures, fire escapes, osha, child labor laws, work/lunch breaks, laws against discrimination, human resources departments, and on and on today. There is NO NEED for unions.
So this whole thing with Hostess… damn shame. The company is working in a shitty ass economy and in order to save jobs wanted to have workers take an 8% cut in pay. They were not being greedy, they were trying to save their company and their employees jobs. But of course the union goes crazy, has a strike and calls their bluff. Hostess delivered by then announcing the shutdown of everything, filing for bankruptcy and liquidating everything. 18,000 people now out of work in the blink of an eye. I would have gladly taken an 8% pay cut over being UNEMPLOYED IN THIS ECONOMY. Guess who still has their jobs? The union. Nice work.
I saw this on Twitter, “Twinkies made it thought the Great Depression and World War II, but couldn’t withstand Obama.” So true. But then, I’m sure Michelle (tell us what to eat) Obama is very happy.