The Bakers’ Union, aka the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union (BCTGM), and that’s a mouthful, has kept blaming the plight of Hostess and its Twinkies on company executives who paid themselves too much money.
“Our members were aware that while the company was descending into bankruptcy and demanding deep concessions, the top 10 executives of the company were rewarding themselves with lavish compensation increases,” Frank Hurt, President of the Bakers’ Union said. So let’s take a look at the number of executives in the Bakers’ Union, their salaries and titles. What does a humble baker president like Hurt rake in? A mere $262,654. His assistant, Harry Kaiser has to get by with a mere $149,764……Companies may go out of business, but guys like Frank Hurt will always land on their quarter-of-a-million a year. To Read More…..
My Take – I think the important thing to remember here is not how much they make, it’s that they still have a job even after the workers they represented and advised have lost theirs. Union is a business. It is a business of representation just like the legal business, and they don’t really work for the workers they represent. Does anyone really believe Jimmy Hoffa believed he worked for the drivers in his Teamsters Union? Does anyone really believe they have legitimate elections?