My initial reaction to the Hostess debacle was oh great, another union caused problem. I try and seek out both sides of the story so when I found that management at Hostess got as much as 80% raises along with bonuses I start to see what's really going on.
I’m not an avid supporter of modern union’s, I have been picketed for not hiring union electricians for the simple task of plugging in a server in Chicago. This was in the late 90’s but it hasn’t changed, in fact they’ll pump up that inflatable rat for anything that they feel has offended them. I have other reasons as well but that’s for another day.
However, when a company makes demands of employees to accept pay cuts, benefit cuts AFTER giving management raises and bonuses I can see where the union could have an issue with that.
I still don’t know the whole story, there are articles at conservative sites that are clearly slanted towards the company and liberal sites giving their slant towards the union, shocker right?
Both sides claim they’re after the truth, really, if that were the case then they would both discuss how greedy management is and how greedy the union is and then maybe come to a consensus on what can be done so the company stays in business. How silly would that be?
This is how our elections work as well, two sides completely incapable of seeing the other sides points, completely incapable of wanting to discuss anything without agendas getting in the way. During the election season both sides offer spin, neither side offers substance and we because of our own agendas vote for who ever promises the most knowing damn well he will likely not do a damn thing he promised.
Hostess demands union employees buckle under and take the hit, the people who helped cause the problem can’t see that they are part of the problem. The union thinks that who ever buys the pieces will hire the union, which is one heck of a gamble considering who is drooling over the parts over in Mexico.
I have no clue how to fix this, in fact I think it will get far worse before it gets better…. just thought I would vent because I see two sides at fault… status quo… that’s all I’ve got… brain just went blank…