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  •  Yeah, this seems like an inter-union war. (1+ / 0-)
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    PatriciaVa

    Between the Teamsters and the Baker's Union.

    •  Been there, done that... (0+ / 0-)

      When Hostess (then Continental Baking) closed our Minneapolis bakery in 1987, we Minnesota Teamsters sided with the Bakers in fighting the closing. We did so in direct violation of an order from the then head of the Teamsters Bakery and Laundry division, an elder Mr. Meidel who was also head of the Chicago bakery drivers local and later thrown out of the Teamsters for corruption. He wanted us to let our driving jobs go so they'd get transferred to his local. We lost the battle for the bakery jobs, but the company caved and opened a distribution center in a Minneapolis suburb that kept 30 jobs here 'til they closed it too a decade later.

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