UPS cans 250 employees for illegal strike

posted at 12:31 pm on April 6, 2014 by Dustin Siggins

Thirty-plus years after Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, UPS is terminating the employment of 250 workers for illegally striking. From the New York Daily News:

UPS is firing 250 Queens, N.Y., drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February.

The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider.

The strikers, who Daily Kos says make up about half of the Queens-area driving fleet, claim they were supporting a worker who had been fired. However, Think Progress found the union contract, which is pretty specific as to how strikes and other disruptions can occur:

No steward shall have the authority to call a strike, cause a slowdown, or take any other action which would interrupt the Company’s business, except as such action may be authorized by the union. The Company recognizes this limitation upon the authority of the Steward.

Think Progress says the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made it clear that “all workers, both unionized and non-unionized, are supposed to be able to strike without being fired,” and Wal-Mart was prosecuted by the NLRB last year for violating this rule. However, the NLRB’s language is, as is typical for bureaucrat-ese, nearly impossible to effectively navigate. But this section stood out to me (admittedly, a layperson when it comes to labor law):

Strikes unlawful because of timing—Effect of no-strike contract. A strike that violates a no-strike provision of a contract is not protected by the Act, and the striking employees can be discharged or otherwise disciplined, unless the strike is called to protest certain kinds of unfair labor practices committed by the employer. It should be noted that not all refusals to work are considered strikes and thus violations of no-strike provisions. A walkout because of conditions abnormally dangerous to health, such as a defective ventilation system in a spray-painting shop, has been held not to violate a no-strike provision.

But the company is not backing down. UPS told Huffington Post through a spokesman that “employee misconduct” would not be tolerated, given its impact on customers:

“We simply cannot allow employee misconduct that jeopardizes our ability to reliably serve our customers and maintain order in our delivery operations,” UPS spokesperson Steve Gaut wrote in an email to HuffPost. “For this reason, the company is releasing employees involved in the work stoppage.”

And when union benefactors in the city’s political system started getting into a tizzy, UPS said they could take their business elsewhere:

“UPS appreciates its business with the New York public offices,” Gaut said. “Ultimately if that business is reduced or eliminated, the result will be reduced need for UPS employees to serve the pick-up and delivery requirements of City offices, potentially impacting the livelihoods of the many local UPS employees that did not join in the illegal work stoppage.”

Good for UPS for standing up for what should be standard work requirements: Follow your contract, work hard, or get fired. Disrupting the work force in this way is not the appropriate way to handle most internal issues, unless you are willing and able to deal with the consequences of your actions.


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Expect the NLRB to rule against UPS in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Bishop.

Lance Corvette on April 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Where’s my Amazon order?! :)

Skywise on April 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Did Doug Heffernan get fired?

Mark1971 on April 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

What does the union who negotiated the contract say about this? I assume it’s the Teamsters. Are they going to stand by the contract?

Mark1971 on April 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Right move… But I hope they’re ready for the NYC vicious backlash.

mankai on April 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

UPS cans 250 employees for …

I just assumed the sentence would end “for contributing to Prop 8″.

and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements

Really? “Stay on the job until we fire you”? I guess there’s a nice severance package involved.

LashRambo on April 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Kudos towards UPS for not only not tolerating the illegal work action, but in particular for not blinking or backing down when the Sandinista Administration cravenly and fecklessly running the City of New York attempted to intimidate UPS into submission and apology.

Contracts, including labor contracts, apply equally to both parties of the contract. It’s not just a one way street as the labor fascists would want us to believe.

Athos on April 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Their local contracts with New York liberals don’t amount to enough business to offset the loss of customers they would suffer if UPS became less reliable than FedEx due to strikes.

If your company isn’t any better than the U.S. Postal Service, you’re not going to be able to charge a premium for delivery.

jon1979 on April 6, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Anytime an employee disrupts the business, causes intentional loss of revenue, or endangers others, they should be subject to disciplinary action. An employer should be able to terminate any employees who fails to show up for work. Unions should be limited to bargaining and not much more. The reason union leaders support the working class is so that they won’t be part of the working class.

DAT60A3 on April 6, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Did Doug Heffernan get fired?

Mark1971 on April 6, 2014 at 12:37 PM

It would have made for a great plot of Kevin James outwardly supporting the strikers, but trying to sneak back into work behind their backs because Carrie’s going to kill him for being unemployed.

jon1979 on April 6, 2014 at 12:47 PM

In Obama’s bizarro world:

Utilize your free speech get fired.
Illegally going on strike and have the NLRB get your jobs back.

It’s not the inmates running the asylum, it’s the criminals (AKA democrats).

jukin3 on April 6, 2014 at 12:48 PM

“The reason union leaders support the working class is so that they won’t be part of the working class.”

Yes, and union leaders will ensure that union members remain a permanent underclass so that they always need “help” fron union leaders.

Meremortal on April 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Really? “Stay on the job until we fire you”? I guess there’s a nice severance package involved.

LashRambo on April 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

In this economy? The “nice severance package” is, you get to keep your job a few more days – translated as, “suck it, b*tches!”

I have no pity for them lol.

Wanderlust on April 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM

This is excellent corporate conduct by UPS. Standing up to unions is especially tough in these obama years.

GaltBlvnAtty on April 6, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Well, I’ll be. There’s that whole unionized State vs. Right to Work State in a nutshell.

Ruckus_Tom on April 6, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Think Progress

Huffington Post

…huh?…where was TIME MAGAZINE and The New York Slimes ?

KOOLAID2 on April 6, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I’m sittin’ here on traffic
On the Queensborough Bridge tonight

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Really? “Stay on the job until we fire you”? I guess there’s a nice severance package involved.

LashRambo on April 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I think there are repercussions other than just UPS.

Like someone collecting worker’s comp, you get placed on a list, both employment-wise and union-wise.

You become, and don’t quote me on this, essentially an undesirable hire. In other words, if you hope to find employment again through the union, you follow the rules. Unions are somewhere between at-will and contract.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Balls.

CW on April 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Keeping the union honest, priceless.

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

We know what Obama’s NLRB will do here, sadly.

ConstantineXI on April 6, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Would that the federal government had the cajones that UPS does.

HiJack on April 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Yes. Punch the labor union wannabe’s where it hurts.

SouthernGent on April 6, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Were any of them gay?

If so, welcome to the leftist gulag.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Expect the NLRB to rule against UPS in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Lance Corvette on April 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Of course.
F#@k the NLRB and all the unholy, illegitimate and craven members of this administration from top to bottom.

justltl on April 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Chioma. I won’t ask about any fabness.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Your FIRED! (for stupidity)

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM

UPS to strikers “Right turn Clyde!”

Flange on April 6, 2014 at 1:39 PM

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

You’re not even trying to work on your reading comprehension problems are you?

Vince on April 6, 2014 at 1:40 PM

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Live by union rules, die by union rules. Meh.

Fallon on April 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM

You god-damned blind fool – no one is more against the legal US worker than obama. Wake up already. Wipe all that shit off of your mouth. It’ll intoxicate you.

Watch Enemy of the State…nah, you’re too stupid to know what I’m typing about.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Your FIRED! (for stupidity)

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 1:34 PM

That is AWESOME!!

Lance Corvette on April 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 1:26 PM

The repubica scumhag, from Africa, is Chioma.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

And suppose you were a UPS customer and were awaiting medications, or a client needing mechanical parts for an inoperable machine. The list of examples could go on.

This is not a rich versus poor issue. Some union members agreed to a contract and then broke it. Big boys shouldn’t cry.

Special Forces Grunt on April 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_unaccountable_for_my_actions on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

What color is the sky in your world?

turfmann on April 6, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Should have typed “is Chioma too”.

And who can forget such ‘beauty’, thanks to you Lance? :)

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:46 PM

OT:

GOP seeks coverage choices in ObamaCare

It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate.

The GOP… working to help ObamaCare remain the law, a stark betrayal of their ‘repeal’ rhetoric, at the behest of their business donors.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Special Forces Grunt on April 6, 2014 at 1:45 PM

The Canadian postal service strike, no kidding, at X-mas time, not delivering…no, not X-mas cards, but pensions for the old people.

Indeed, the leftist thugs hate old people.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Ask not “What can Brown Do for you?”, Ask instead “What can Brown do for your country?”

Bravo UPS, we’re one step closer to a workforce that values honest work and is not ruled by union corruption.

Alberta_Patriot on April 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Who needs leftists Democrats to ruin the land and betray us and trample our rights?

We’ve got the GOP.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Afternoon J. – thought of you, reading this.

Hope all is ok with you.

Also, discussion on your comments, here. Nothing to worry about :)

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Loooooooooooots of people looking for work.

Good riddance.

TX-96 on April 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Who needs leftists Democrats to ruin the land and betray us and trample our rights?

We’ve got the GOP.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Like I repeat, and will do so, often, the Rs are way more culpable in destroying the land, because they enable the latrine rats.

Throw them all out.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Loooooooooooots of people looking for work.

Good riddance.

TX-96 on April 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Hopefully NO illegals!

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

How does someone get so twisted to actually believe this claptrap?

Murphy9 on April 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Heh. Chioma. She’s hidden her page now.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM

How does someone get so twisted to actually believe this claptrap?

Murphy9 on April 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Inability to distinguish liberal propaganda from reality.

darwin on April 6, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Good afternoon, my friend. :) Wonderful to see you.

After California, these Oklahoma quakes don’t even register with me. :) If they get up around 5.0 I’ll notice. :)

lol! On the other thread…thanks, Paladin. No worries. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

conservatives happy when employees quit their job and then fired when expecting to be able to come back.

dmacleo on April 6, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Throw them all out.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Indeed. I’m starting to identify with Diogenes with his lantern and his search for an ‘honest man’.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Heh. Chioma. She’s hidden her page now.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM

She’s too ‘beautiful’ to show. If her brain would show the world would run away, in fear.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM

I would not be surprised if this wasn’t a Union backed wobble and not everyone agreed. It happened to me as an apprentice. Nothing wrong with the shop the Agent just took a bribe to get men on another job. I had no choice then but likely these men did. If they went along because the Union pressured them they need to stand up for themselves not the Union.

CW20 on April 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I’m starting to identify with Diogenes with his lantern and his search for an ‘honest man’.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Won’t find ‘em in DC.

The Fox special “Enemy of State” is truly enlightening and exposes the current thuggery. The land is run by a Punk and his Thugs.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Enemy of the State, will rerun a few times this weekend.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Chioma.A
@liberal4life

My existence and that of my little king matters because God don’t make junk…RIP Trayvon and keep ya head up BROTHAS & SISTAS!

African Queen/Jersey gal

I posted no links.

And God don’t make no junk. Heh. God is the original junkman.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

People God has creates have a soul.

There are plenty of soulless shells walking around.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

creates…created….typo.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 2:07 PM

…And this is why I use FedEx (non unionized) and not UPS. UPS will probably be forced to rehire these idiots.

Also, what kind of idiots walk off the job when they make $32/hour to deliver boxes? That’s the kind of gig most people only dream off. They had to know there was a 50/50 chance they’d get fired. I bet some of their wives are not talking to them after they pulled that stunt.

Good luck finding another low skill job that pays anywhere near that in Queens.

Timin203 on April 6, 2014 at 2:09 PM

And Traybon din’t do nuffin! He was shotted down! In da schtreet! Like a dowg!

By whitey.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM

OT – the 7.1 obama’care’ numbers are cooked, by the millions.

Developing…maybe to be reported next week – HHS/Sebelius/Nurse Ratched handed the Medicare list (those who were in the system) to the goons who punch info into the system…and they initiated signups, without the people being notified. They had all the info on the lists, incl. SS#, addresses, names, etc. Then they sent the people notices “to complete the process”.

Good thing the main RV stations didn’t grant the Goon in DC prime time. The ‘celebration’ was a big fat lie.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The strikers, who Daily Kos says make up about half of the Queens-area driving fleet, claim they were supporting a worker who had been fired.

The critical part of the story that is never explained. Why was this fired driver let go? Was the illegal strike over some pothead that caught smoking a joint on the job or was he fired for not wanting to leave the side of his wife as she was coming out of brian surgery. I’m guessing it is more in line with the former than the latter because, otherwise, the union thug would have brought it up.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Hah, “schtreet”, like Michelette, the dummy, would say.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Anyone know what the original first fired employee did to bite the dust? And, further, anyone know what ethnicity that first fired employee was/is?

NahnCee on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Except for the inconvenient fact that these “working men” chose NOT to work…and then got fired.

JetBlast on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Pause: Entertainment

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Hah, “schtreet”, like Michelette, the dummy, would say.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Schtruggle. Or more correctly, schtruggo.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired. What else is new? Imagine what the comment section would look like it the story was reversed; workers stand up to employer for illegal dismissal.

And they wonder why America labels them as anti working man and the party of only the rich and fortunate.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Who do you think are the working men in this country? Do you think 50% of the country that votes Republicans are a bunch of wealthy lazy people living off our trust funds?

I’m not happy these people lost their job, but I do know that if I walked off my job (for any reason) when I was supposed to be working, I’d be fired and they would hire someone who was willing to work.

So I’m happy for the 250 people who just got an opportunity to have a great job with great pay and hopefully they appreciate it more then the union thugs who thought they would bully their employers by refusing to do their job. In my industry, if you’re not willing to hustle 24/7, you don’t last long. If you want to make $32 an hour (over $66k a year, without over time), you better be willing to hustle for it. Walking off the job is beyond irresponsible.

Also, i_am, don’t you feel bad for the people who didn’t receive their (possibly) time sensitive delivery on time? I do a lot of shipping with my job, if something shows up a day late (or even hours late), it could cost my company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Timin203 on April 6, 2014 at 2:15 PM

The strikers, who Daily Kos says make up about half of the Queens-area driving fleet, claim they were supporting a worker who had been fired.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Crap, I skipped right over that. Man, I’m a complete dumdum sometimes.

D.Koz.

“I stopped reading right there…”

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Why was this fired driver let go? Was the illegal strike over some pothead that caught smoking a joint on the job or was he fired for not wanting to leave the side of his wife as she was coming out of brian surgery. I’m guessing it is more in line with the former than the latter because, otherwise, the union thug would have brought it up.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Who cares? I’ve had friends get fired for both good and (in my opinion) bad reasons, I didn’t protest by walking off the job (which in any non-union job means “I quit”). Seriously, it blows my mind that I’m supposed to have sympathy for people who decided they weren’t going to do the job they’re paid to do. If you are not out doing your deliveries, clearly you’re telling your bosses that you do not want to do your job anymore, and that you quit.

Timin203 on April 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Expect the NLRB to rule against UPS in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Bishop.

Lance Corvette on April 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Nullify that bastard. NLRB has done far more harm than good to the economy in its existence.

gryphon202 on April 6, 2014 at 2:22 PM

UPS management orders the Code Red!

I love it.

BuckeyeSam on April 6, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Will you guys please stop talking in cursive, I can’t understand that.

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM

If you are not out doing your deliveries, clearly you’re telling your bosses that you do not want to do your job anymore, and that you quit.

Timin203 on April 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Just for logical people.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Will you guys please stop talking in cursive, I can’t understand that.

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Chioma’s cousin

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Who cares? I’ve had friends get fired for both good and (in my opinion) bad reasons, I didn’t protest by walking off the job (which in any non-union job means “I quit”).

Timin203 on April 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM

True enough but when you’re a company dealing with the PR aspects of the story, the NLRB, and a union….. it does matter if those 250 employees had a 90-minute temper tantrum for just cause or not.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Chioma’s cousin

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Dayammm! How many necks dat bish nee’?

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Oh, sorry, I thought THAT was Obamas son, after his Obamacare transgender surgery. My Baaaad.

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Good for UPS!! A contract goes both ways, it tells what the company AND the union can and cannot do. I’m sure that the NLRB, DOJ, and IRS will attempt to extract payback from UPS for this.

rmkdbq on April 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM

True enough but when you’re a company dealing with the PR aspects of the story, the NLRB, and a union….. it does matter if those 250 employees had a 90-minute temper tantrum for just cause or not.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Actually, no, it does not matter if it was “just cause” to walk off the job, period. There is a grievance process to follow, just ask the union stew.

UPS nipped this behavior in the bud, before it became normal behavior in the company. Good for them, and I don’t see this as a bad publicity deal either.

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Bravo! Fantastico! Bravo!

I sent this out to some friends. :)

Grazie mille, Paladin. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Timin203 on April 6, 2014 at 2:15 PM

UPS has previously come under fire for its treatment of workers. In one instance, a pregnant employee was put on unpaid leave with no medical coverage after her doctor instructed her not to lift anything weighing more than 20 pounds.

Let me guess, you are for that quote above aren’t you? Having union workers walk off the job based on that troubles you I suppose.

Republicans: Party of big business and CEOs.
Republicans: Party of anyone who is anti working American.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 2:34 PM

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Prego, prego :)

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

UPS nipped this behavior in the bud, before it became normal behavior in the company. Good for them, and I don’t see this as a bad publicity deal either.

captnjoe on April 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Well it certainly isn’t going to be bad publicity around HA! But if I learned anything from my time in Michigan it is this- lots of people still view unions as some sort of benevolent entity and not the thugacracy it is. The ugliness when MI went right-to-work put the real face on unions.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014

Ya’ know, you don’t have to describe yourself in your handle.

We could tell you are liberal by the stupidity of your comments.

cozmo on April 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I think this is great. 250 democrat voters lost their jobs.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Anything to indicate that one of those 250 workers fired was preggers with a note saying not to lift more than 20 pounds? I didn’t think so.

Nice strawman, snowflake.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Let me guess, you are for that quote above aren’t you? Having union workers walk off the job based on that troubles you I suppose.


You are for this, gnatbrain
. Good thing is that O’Reilly exposed the union thug, and he dropped his…pants and the case.

Republicans: Party of big business and CEOs.

Demo-rats are this.

Republicans: obama: Party President of anyone who is anti working American.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 2:34 PM

fify, dummy

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Watch Enemy of the State…nah, you’re too stupid to know what I’m typing about.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Might just have to watch that, but it pains me to flip on the telly as I ain’t watched it in two years. To be honest, I did just get back from watching Captain America with my son. Since I am talking about entertainment…..just finished a book by C.J. Box called Stone Cold.

On the union thing……For many years I hired foreign labour like SRG SSR to cover Nordic events in the US that folks here did not have the experience to cover correctly on the big stage. As far as unions, government, and law firms go…..it was just a big racket to fleece me out of money. All union problems went away when the perks and checks were cut. Again, what a racket. Digital dust…….I am leaving too much of it. Don’t even get me started with the BBC and covering curling. Still poking a stick in me eye just for fun.

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM

We could tell you are liberal leftist by the stupidity of your comments.

cozmo on April 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM

They are Never liberal. Liberal is something good, in the true sense.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

and covering curling.

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Um, I happen to like curling.

The only olympic sport I watch.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Conservatives happy when the working man gets fired.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Oh! And by the way, snowflake:

Those working conservatives are working men and women. The people who have the jobs that support the parasites that rely on the public dole and have become the breeding class for the Democrat party.

Happy Nomad on April 6, 2014 at 2:46 PM

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 2:44 PM

You won’t be sorry, my friend. It describes the thuggery your children will endure, if we don’t all wake up, soon…if it ain’t too late already.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

It’s liberals leftists that love Americans that don’t work.

blink on April 6, 2014 at 2:43 PM

They are NOT liberal, never.

Plus, “non-workers, unite” is now the new marxist slogan.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:12 PM

? Those people over there sure give their stores funny names.

Its almost as though they don’t know proper English.

Except with Hamley’s. They got that one right.

cozmo on April 6, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Consider me spanked.

cozmo on April 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM

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