Even if they were assholes, I would support their union and not cross their picket line, because I'm no fucking scab. I support the firefighter's union too, vigorously, and I always have. It's the way I was raised. Workers have a right to organize for better pay and better conditions, the same way that ownership has the right to attempt to fuck over the unions. But as a rule, I tend to side with people who bust their ass for me, rather than a handful of billionaires who scream at me when I wrinkle their cashmere sweater that they tied around the fucking shoulder strap of their goddamned overloaded golf bag, with a quart of lemonade and literally the limit of fourteen clubs in their bag, and the rich fuckers still can't hit a fucking bogey with open green and the sun warm and high in the sky.I skimmed it then skipped to the end. Mikey doesn’t want you to cross the picket line to shop at some market because the staff there are nice.
To be fair, he is right, but it obv could have been said in 20 words or less... PL were empty yesterday at all the kings... IMHO, They deserve what they are asking for.I skimmed it then skipped to the end. Mikey doesn’t want you to cross the picket line to shop at some market because the staff there are nice.
Miesfelds A better Sheboygan Sausage. One tends to think of Bratwurst and Sheboygan. In the '50s there were maybe a dozen local butchers grinding Bratwurst. The last, Luedkes, closed 20 years ago. A friend, the son of one of the other butchers, grinds a small amount for a local chain once or twice a year. Johnsonville and Old Wisconsin, Handcrafted, Hardwood Smoked Sausages | Old Wisconsin seem to be the last 2 volume producers.Johnsonville sausages suck, they're overloaded with msg
I have no knowledge of their issues so I’ll certainly not argue that point. There is no doubt unions are a necessity- at least in our economic model - or the average worker would often not get a fair shake/make progress. However, having been very active on both sides of that critter in the public sector I can tell you it can be a double edged sword. We had an expression in the industry…..”Fire Chiefs get the union they deserve”. Turns out the reverse of that is true as well.To be fair, he is right, but it obv could have been said in 20 words or less... PL were empty yesterday at all the kings... IMHO, They deserve what they are asking for.
14 hours ago, mikewof said:
I used to run a hot dog cart in Downtown Denver. We got VERY good at presenting the Sheboygans. Many people -- even ones on vacation from Michigan and Wisconsin -- would tell us that they were the best Sheboygans they ever had. It wasn't complicated, but the owners worked hard to figuring it out.
1. The sausages were steamed. Not grilled or fried, or baked or put on a roller. They were steamed, just like at the ballpark.
2. White hot dog buns but bigger than usual to allow room for the good stuff.
3. Chopped onions if they wanted it, and Mady's Mustard. This was the secret. They tested literally hundreds of different mustards, and none had the flavor profile that went with the Sheboygans better than Mady's. It looked like this .
This is not political.Mikey is wrong. Of course it's political.
He rants and raves about Wal Mart and Amazon, yet he probably has an Alexa to order things easily.
Like many people Mikey is mystified about how all of this happened. It happened because people want all kinds of cheap consumer products, which companies provide by exploiting low wage countries to fill the demand. And then they wonder why they lost their job. People rant about poor infrastructure and in the same breath complain about paying taxes and vote for the kinds of politicians that do things for the big money donors and not the average Joe. Why on earth do people thing a corrupt, grifting billionaire would be a good president and help the ordinary folks???
Everything is political.
People need to start looking in the mirror and open their eyes.
"The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind..."
I think that your personal beef is with the manager (like not union) rather than the union itself, right? Why don't you track that fellow down and teepee his or her house?As with Mike, I of course claim expertise in the subject. I'm a former Kroger's union member (not of good standing). I worked there for a summer in college and wasn't even aware I was working in a union shop. When I came back for the Christmas break the manager apparently failed to forward union dues, so in the spring I got a threatening letter from said union explaining I was in arears and not welcome to toil under their banner until I made good.
Based on this life changing experience, I fail to see the benefit of honoring the picket line. Assuming I don't show solidarity for my union brothers by going on a hunger strike, the alternative is to buy from the non union competition a mile away. Perhaps that's what the strikers themselves are doing.