Monday, November 19, 2012

KANSAS CITY STEELWORKER LOCKOUT!!!

Fox4 provides some new info for all of the folks who pretended to be interested in American manufacturing during the election . . . "Nearly 200 workers at a Kansas City, Missouri, manufacturing facility are picketing on Monday after the company they worked for locked them out due to a labor dispute.

The contract between Milbank Manufacturing and United Steelworkers Local 13 expired at midnight, and after two weeks of negotiations the two sides failed to reach an agreement leading to the lockout."

On the bright side, yes we are aware that mediation is underway in the Hostess hot mess:

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck the unions. Party is over. When a robot or 13 year old girl in Cambodia can do your job just as good or better than you can, YOU HAVE NO VALUE! Welcome to the global economy bitches. Unless you're on the revenue side of the equation you're fucked. Go start a blog. Can never have enough of those.

Anonymous said...

They are striking because their healthcare premium went up? What a hoot. Hello, dumb mother fuckers? Vote Republican next time.

Anonymous said...

5:13 Agree. I don't understand why anyone, I mean anyone with a JOB would vote for a Democrat. Someone has to pay for the free stuff and that is ALL people who have jobs. Duh.

Byron said...

The Rethuglicans would have busted the union & sent the jobs overseas.

Superdave said...

Shut up welfare boy you have no right to speak out. Get a job and support yourself then you can talk.

Byron said...

I have no right????

Says who, asshole. Free speech, bitch. Stop calling yourself SuperDave if you're an adult.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame corporations for taking it to the unions. This is payback for the elections. You fuck me, I double fuck you. The 1% wins either way and they laugh all the way to the bank.

Anonymous said...

@5:29 By free stuff do you mean the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that were not paid for? Taxes were lowered during that period. Two wars financed entirely on borrowed money. Now, I hate all politicians from both parties but I got news for you: Insurance premiums go up every year no matter who is in office. Without question, we have the worst health-care system of any industrialized country. Note I said "system" not "care." Even if you're insured it is expensive as hell. Fraud and waste in the billions per year. If you ever have to care for an elderly relative, especially one in a nursing home, you won't believe the scams that are run against the government from medicare. How come you never see the English, Canadians, or French rioting in the streets about their health-care? And the French riot over practically everything.

Anonymous said...

"Unfunded Wars?" Guess what the "Cost of War" pays for, salaries for soldiers, corporations to make weapons, etc. Insurance premiums are going up because of obamacare. Quit blaming Bush you dump asshole.

Anonymous said...

9:31 that arguement is pure genius. If war pays so well then why did it cause debt? What you are suggesting was called the "military industrial complex" and we were warned about it by Dwight D. Eisenhower. A General and REPUBLICAN no less. Not to mention President. Look it up, it's easy to find. And since you resort to name-calling, fuck you cocksucker. Also, when you try to call someone dumb, you may want to spell it correctly. Now go back to believing everything Sarah Palin tells you.

Anonymous said...

I think "Obamacare" would have been a much better bill if Republicans had worked to make it better. But they chose to say NO.

I expect Obamacare is only STEP ONE of a comprehensive health care system. Next target: health insurance companies that provide NO VALUE to US health....just expense.

And better waste, fraud and abuse programs from MEDICARE FOR ALL which has the ability to find it, whereas insurance companies just blindly pass that cost to ratepayers.

If Republicans REALLY wanted to fix entitlements, they'd focus on the private sector (private health care providers) that rips off entitlement programs with false billing, unnecessary tests and way too many expensive perks for their doctors...and way too much money building FIVE STAR HOSPITALS!

And too much being spent allowing Big Pharma to TREAT illnesses, rather than CURE them!

Never forget that Ewing Kauffman made his millions and millions with a heart pill...and overcharged it so much he became a vastly rich millionaire and made many others in his Marion Labs company millionaires too. By ripping off Medicare and the nation's old people!

Kinda like the Walton company and Wal-mart. Once you have more money than you could possibly spend, why not cut some slack to your workers and also your country?

Or is it just about collecting money which is what people like Romney and so many of the richest people who own obscene fortunes seem to think?

Anonymous said...

How anybody could be on the side of the insurance companies is complete lunacy. Nothing is more corrupt or bloated. Did you know the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the Forbes 500 profited/made more than the other 490 companies combined? Think about those other 490. Exxon, Microsoft, Berkshire-Hathaway, Wal-Mart, etc. Ten drug companies out earned the other 490!!! So called "Obamacare" is the same thing Romney passed for the state of Massachusetts when he was governor. It is the same thing Bob Dole tried to pass year ago.

Anonymous said...

"The Rethuglicans would have busted the union & sent the jobs overseas."

Dumb ass, the Republicans or Democrats have NOTHING to do with sending jobs overseas. These are PRIVATE companies. Democratic regulations and taxing the rich send jobs overseas.