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WTF, Local 5?

This article came out in the Contra Costa Times today. And I quote:

Last month, the Tams filed a complaint against the union with the National Labor Relations Board, charging it with illegal picketing. They contended that the union has picketed more than 30 days without petitioning the NLRB to become a collective bargaining representative for the stores’ employees.“The union has been picketing and boycotting to force us to unionize,” said Diana Tam.The case was scheduled for a hearing before the NLRB but the union agreed on a settlement to not picket.“We agreed to something we weren’t doing anyway,” said union spokesman Mike Henneberry. “We’re not picketing, we’re leafleting.”

WTF, dude? You agreed to something you weren’t doing? Since when? Merriam-Webster defines picket as “a person posted by a labor organization at a place of work affected by a strike; also: a person posted for a demonstration or protest.” AND you had an agreement with the NLRB to NOT picket. Yet here ya are Wednesday doing the big nasty in front of the store standing right next to the UFCW local 5 organizer with the bullhorn.My suggestion to you is to go buy yourself a dictionary, or at least a little integrity.

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September 21, 2007 Posted by | Idiotic, Local 5, NLRB, Oakland, picket, UFCW, union, union harassment | 3 Comments

Confused?

Confused? You have every right to be, even another UFCW organizer looks befuddled. One of the UFCW Local 5 folks showed up at the store today wearing a Friends of Farmer Joe’s green T-shirt. I don’t know why that surprised me, but it did. After all, they have claimed to be private investigators, California Healthy Communities Network, and the Food Mill. The progression was only natural. Now, they want to be store supporters. I guess anything is better than being the UFCW. The coup de grace is the bumper stickers plastered to the front and back of the shirt. Schizophrenic, dude. Umm, a little hint here, bumper stickers are for your vehicle, not for cotton T-shirts.

August 16, 2007 Posted by | front company, Idiotic, Local 5, T shirt, UFCW, union, union harassment | 3 Comments