Bakers Union Costs 300 St. Louisans Their Jobs **UPDATE**

**UPDATE** Union Declares Victory As Hostess Goes Out of Business.  No more Ho Hos. ** Unions destroy themselves like pathetic drunks, dragging down everyone around them.

Out Of Work

In a fine example of anti-strategic thinking and un-game theory, the Bakers Union put 637 of its members out of work yesterday.

Hostess—makers of Twinkies—is bankrupt. Part of the bankruptcy involved rewriting union contracts to allow the company to stay in business.

Instead of taking one for the team and helping their company crawl out of its fiscal hole, the Bakers went on strike. Here’s one of the geniuses in his own words:

We're fighting for our pensions, we're fighting for health care, we're fighting for our wages, we're fighting for our way of life, (Source: Philly.com)

So sayeth Barry Fields, president and business manager of Local 6.

So your “way of life” is unemployment? 

The strike forced Hostess to shut down bakeries in St. Louis, Seattle, and Cincinnati, adding 365 St. Louis bakers to the burgeoning unemployment rosters.

I’ll bet Barry the union business manger isn’t losing his job, is he? He gets to go into work tomorrow and collect his paycheck like every other day—a paycheck funded by the very men and women the union bosses just dumped in the street.

Teamsters accepted Hostess’s renegotiated contract. The Teamsters apparently want their jobs. I guess the Bakers would rather live off the fat of their neighbors.

The corrupt union bosses now are screaming foul, of course. They say it’s not their fault that 637 of their rank and file are unemployed.

Horseshit!

Look at union membership in the the United States in the past 30 years.  It’s fallen in half!  From 23% in 1980 to 12.4% today. The union is disappearing, union wages are falling.  Workers are leaving unions for the same reason that families leave drunks.

You know, these union bosses just re-elected Barack Obama. Maybe they figured Uncle Barry (the President, not the union business manager) will support their cast-offs now. Give them some of that cradle-to-grave government love Obama voters want.

The Hostess layoffs are just one of 14 US layoffs announced today—one week after Obama’s election to a second term. Here’s the whole list, complements of DailJobCuts.com:

That’s 3,901 people (at least) tossed out today alone.

Last week, Energizer of St. Louis announced 1,500 people are losing their jobs. It never ends.

Congratulation, unions. You’ve made America the place where unemployment is better than a good union job.

Tea Party Leader Says Let’s “Take Out” Union Members

We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on Tea Partiers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Unions. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about Tea Party people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the Tea Partiers of Missouri, and America. We're going to win that war.

Rick Santelli, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong!

Did I say “Tea Party Leader's message?” Sorry. I meant to say that was a paraphrasing of Jimmy Hoffa’s message to his Teamsters. Hoffa introduced President Barack Obama. That’s part of Obama’s new civil tone.

I swapped Tea Party and Tea Partiers with union and workers.  Had I or any Tea Partier actually said those words, the FBI would already be at our doors. But union crooks get applause from the President for calling for violence.

Isn’t it odd that a man whose father so famously failed at violence as a political tactic would use violence to get his (very unpopular) way?

UPDATE St. Louis Tea Party Coalition releases official response to Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa's call for war on the Tea Party.

Michelle Malkin counts down union thuggery 2011.

Gateway Pundit: Warming Up the Crows for Obama

HotAir's Allahpundit

Rockford Illinois Tea Party calls on Hoffa to resign.