(H/t LC & IB Mike Hendrix).
Talk about learning all the wrong lessons from a pretty straight-forward class in real life consequences:
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Labor leaders in Maine say the resilience of the Hostess workers on the picket line at the company’s Biddeford plant, which is in the process of being shut down after the company on Friday said it would liquidate the business, gives them inspiration in the face of what they believe have been ongoing efforts — by politicians, including Gov. Paul LePage, and corporate investors — to reduce union influence.
Bakers’ union officials and their supporters say also that the demise of Hostess Brands Inc., which failed to convince striking workers to return to their jobs, is a warning sign for corporate investors seeking to squeeze more profits out of the working class.
“Unions have been losing power for years,” said Ken Rumney, a striking worker outside of the Hostess plant in Biddeford on Friday. “This is an exceptional case. If Hostess had been allowed to get away with what they’d been trying to do, other corporations would have lined up to try the same tactics. Hopefully, this will be an example to other companies not to [try to] break their unions.”
Let us just first state for the record that you’re obviously as dumb as a sack full of hammers. Very, very dumb hammers.
Then let’s go to agreeing with you that this most certainly will be an example to other companies, but it won’t be quite the example that you “hope” it to be. What it will teach them is to do everything they possibly and legally can to avoid ever hiring unionized labor ever again, one of which would be to exclusively set up shop in Right to Work states. As a citizen of the Republic of Texas, all we can say is “thanks y’all for the business.”
As to what other lessons there might be in this whole Bakers’ Union cutting off their noses to spite their faces deal, there is one that immediately comes to mind: There are about 13,000 suddenly “funemployed” former coworkers of you bakers who didn’t vote to lose their jobs. They might have a dim view of you fuckwits today, ‘s all we’re saying.