This is what Frank Hurt said of his members in the Bakers Union.
“Our members decided they were not going to take any more abuse from a company they have given so much to for so many years. They decided that they were not going to agree to another round of outrageous wage and benefit cuts and give up their pension only to see yet another management team fail and Wall Street vulture capitalists and ‘restructuring specialists’ walk away with untold millions of dollars.
“Throughout this long and difficult process, BCTGM members showed tremendous courage, solidarity and devotion to principle. They were well aware of the potential consequences of their actions but stood strong for dignity, justice and respect.”
The unions are supposed to look out for the best welfare of their members. Sometimes that means they have to give in a little bit so that the business that employs them can thrive. The more profits an employer has, the more he can use those profits to invest and grow the business. The less profits an employer has, the harder it is for them to grow, invest, or survive tough times.