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(NYPost)   Ho-Hos, Oh No: Union workers at Hostess Brands' plant in Lenexa, Kan., walked off the job yesterday, kicking off a potentially crippling strike that could force the company to liquidate   (nypost.com) divider line 112
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2012-11-10 08:39:54 PM
You know that we do not live like brothers. You know that the world is full of strife and war, of misery, injustice, and wrong, of crime, poverty, and oppression.

Why is it that way then?

It is because, though we all have the same aim in life, our interests are different. It is this that makes all the trouble in the world.
Just think it over yourself.

Suppose you want to get a pair of shoes or a hat. You go into the store and you try to buy what you need as reasonably and cheaply as you can. That is your interest. But the store-keeper's interest is to sell it to you as dearly as he can, because then his profit will be greater. That is because everything in the life we live is built on making a profit, one way or another. We live in a system of profit-making.

Now, it is plain that if we have to make profits out of each other, then our interests cannot be the same. They must be different and often even opposed to each other.

In every country you will find people who live by making a profit out of others. Those who make the biggest profits are rich. Those who cannot make profits are poor. The only people who cannot make any profits are the workers. You can therefore understand that the interests of the workers cannot be the same as the interests of the other people. That is why you will find in every country several classes of people with entirely different interests.
Everywhere you will find:

(1) a comparatively small class of persons who make big profits and who are very rich, such as bankers, great manufacturers and land owners - people who have much capital and who are therefore called capitalists. These belong to the capitalist class;

(2) a class of more or less well-to-do people, consisting of business men and their agents, real estate men, speculators, and professional men, such as doctors, lawyers, inventors, and so on. This is the middle class or the bourgeoisie.
(3) great numbers of workingmen employed in various industries- in mills and mines, in factories and shops, in transport and on the land. This is the working class, also called the proletariat.

The bourgeoisie and the capitalists really belong to the same capitalistic class.

LEARN MORE AT
http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/alexander-berkman-what-is-comm u nist-anarchism#toc3
 
2012-11-10 09:26:37 PM

jwmc1971: and when the place does shut down they should deny everyone of these dbags unemployment since they basically quit their jobs . screw them . whining over 8 cents on the dollar when so many cant get work paying them even half of their old salary's . aholes .....

still looking for work


So, if you're making $8.00 an hour, glad to be making a hair over minimum wage, and your boss suddenly wants to dock your pay to $7.36 an hour, despite no dropoff in quality from you, you're not going to be a little cheesed off?

Particularly when there is a CEO of that company who probably got a signing bonus, a yearly bonus (despite the company's flagging profit margin), and when he gets fired, will get another bonus in the form of a golden parachute? While the shareholders get dividends or increased stock prices?

Or let's say you're lucky enough to be making $40,000 a year, say, as a teacher. You learn that this year you'll be making $36,800, when you had budgeted out your year on that $40,000. Maybe you had just bought a house expecting you'd have that extra $3,000.

Or heck - let's say you're a professional athlete making 10 Million this year. You'll be paying a lot of taxes and your agent gets his cut, but you're still rich as all Fark - you're not going to be mad if someone suddenly takes $80,000 from you, right? No, you wouldn't care about that.

/pennies on the dollar
//psssht
 
2012-11-11 02:51:03 AM
Fark unions. The UCFW recently failed in their pathetic attempt to take over my workplace; a community owned food coop, one of the highest grossing in the country. Fark you local 555, it was a hoot making you all look like fools. You lost a third of your assets last year, down to just a little over a mil......oh how sad

so sorry
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120825/NEWS/2 0 8250310

if you're a daily show fan, watch what a/this union can do with 250K of your dues....
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-september-20-2010/working-stiff e d
 
2012-11-11 08:31:11 AM

firefly212: Deep Contact: That's what unions do; shut down companies.

You keep on believing that. I hope your power doesn't go out. I hope you don't need police for anything. I hope you don't ever have to call the fire department.

They're all so bad, wanting enough money to actually raise a family for their full time labor... the nerve!


Supply and demand. If 300 qualified individuals want 1 opening, the wage should be adjusted accordingly.
 
2012-11-11 12:10:25 PM

Deep Contact: Supply and demand. If 300 qualified individuals want 1 opening, the wage should be adjusted accordingly.


Why does supply and demand only apply to the rank and fir but not the expects who gave themselves a 240-300% raise?
 
2012-11-11 12:11:19 PM
*execs.

Frikking autocorrect.
 
2012-11-11 01:14:06 PM

lohphat: Deep Contact: Supply and demand. If 300 qualified individuals want 1 opening, the wage should be adjusted accordingly.

Why does supply and demand only apply to the rank and fir but not the expects who gave themselves a 240-300% raise?


It does, but there are maybe 3 qualified to get 1 job.
 
2012-11-11 03:10:26 PM

Deep Contact: lohphat: Deep Contact: Supply and demand. If 300 qualified individuals want 1 opening, the wage should be adjusted accordingly.

Why does supply and demand only apply to the rank and fir but not the expects who gave themselves a 240-300% raise?

It does, but there are maybe 3 qualified to get 1 job.


No it doesn't there are thousands of criminals ready to raid the company coffers dry. It's not a hard skillset to hire for.
 
2012-11-11 05:22:22 PM

m2313: swangoatman: Why would anyone want to own or start a business where the employees set the rules? I guess I did not build that right?

No. You most likely built it on the labor of your employees, without which you could not have your business. Thanks for showing your love of freedom and democracy though.

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Well they were paid the agreed upon wage and benefit package, When did they become the RISK taker of owning the business would be my question. They don't. Oh they worry like all about losing their jobs. OH that's right THEIR jobs.....the owner of the business has a lot more invested. When you grow up and own your own business, then you may comment on how it feels to have someone extort you out of more and more of it,
 
2012-11-11 07:40:16 PM

lohphat: Deep Contact: lohphat: Deep Contact: Supply and demand. If 300 qualified individuals want 1 opening, the wage should be adjusted accordingly.

Why does supply and demand only apply to the rank and fir but not the expects who gave themselves a 240-300% raise?

It does, but there are maybe 3 qualified to get 1 job.

No it doesn't there are thousands of criminals ready to raid the company coffers dry. It's not a hard skillset to hire for.


You have to be the right kind of criminal. Went to the right schools, excepted into certain frats and clubs. Like to play golf and have really hot wife.
 
2012-11-12 12:05:35 AM

GORDON: When do the Chinese take over the snack food industry for America?


Actually, it's the Mexicans who've been buying up baking and snack food companies. Read up on what Bimbo has been up to in the last decade.
 
2012-11-12 10:28:49 PM

SundaesChild: I haven't had a Twinkie in years.


FTFY
 
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