Friday, November 16, 2012

Union Abuse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/hostess-shutdown_n_2132706.html

Hostess Twinkies and Cup Cakes may be history by the end of this week.  A company nearly a hundred years old is being killed by greedy unionized workers.  Hostess is in bankruptcy.  They are millions of dollars in debt.  They have asked for pay cuts to help keep the company in business.  As a result the union called a strike and they walked out of their jobs.  Now they may be unemployed forever.

Unions are a good thing when they are for the health, safety, fairness of the treatment of the workers.  They are a good thing when they ask for reasonable wages and benefits.  When unions lose sight of the nature of the free market system and the need for reasonable profits and the need to compete in a world wide economy.

Too many times I have seen unions drive companies out of business when they made unreasonable demands on their company.  I have seen them try and get organizations to allow unsafe employees to keep their jobs, even if it means endangering them and the public.  Companies are not evil, profits are not a bad thing, unions need to be reasonable; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

2 comments:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

The roots of Unions to the extent of today is that either they take the company or subvert it.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, they do. Thanks for reading, tell all your friends.