While many of us were eager to jump into the holiday cheer of turkey, family and friends this Thanksgiving season, Big Labor bosses were busily trying to ruin it. Unfortunately, more than 15,000 employees of Hostess Brands, Inc. will likely miss that cheer, thanks to stubborn union bosses who were more concerned with lining their pockets than with saving the jobs of their rank-and-file workers. “If you’re looking for a heartwarming holiday story, look somewhere else,” writes Tom Hamburger and Brady Dennis in a recent Washington Post story (“Failure of Hostess a sad moment for customers and employees,” 11.21.12).
But, it didn’t stop at the Hostess factory. Labor bosses were very busy over the holidays, shutting down traffic to airports and trying to get in the way of commerce at retail stores on Black Friday.
As reported by Breitbart, “Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast,” wrote Ben Shapiro. “Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve” (“Happy Thanksgiving: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX,” 11.20.12).
And just when you thought everyone should be focused on the economic recovery and job creation, union bosses turn the shopping line into a picket line. Big Labor was organizing on “Thanksgiving Night and Black Friday at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations across the country during the retailer’s busiest shopping time of the year,” writes The Wall Street Journal (“Labor Protesters Target Wal Mart,” 11.23.12).