Waymaker Communications, a full-service printing company based in Powder Springs, Georgia, contracted with another printing company to print some specialty bumper stickers for a client. The Bumper stickers were of GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Ron Paul. When the boxes were opened, the owners noticed some design on the front of the bumper stickers. A big and bold union label had been added: “Sign Display. Painters and Allied Trades, No. 1 Local 820.″
Waymaker has a long history with this company. The owners believe that one or more of the employees wanted to make a political statement. Of course, Waymaker doesn’t mind if union workers want to express themselves politically. But they need to do it on their own dime!
Can you imagine what would happen if some union shop decided to put a union label logo on the front of Polo shirts, Bantam book covers, and dress pants from Jos. A. Bank without permission from the companies?
This job cost the printer money because the bumper stickers were rejected. They will have to be reprinted without the union label. I wonder if the shop owners will make the union workers who decided to express themselves by sabotaging Waymaker’s products pay for the job and possible future lost business. I doubt it. The owners most likely fear retaliation from the union workers.
The unions are in pay-back mode because of heavy political losses in Wisconsin and New Jersey. Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. has shown what union leadership is all about with his comment about taking out the Tea Party “sons of bitches.” Maybe putting the union label on GOP bumper stickers is one way to do it. Let’s not forget the hundreds of Longshoremen who stormed the Port of Longview, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain. Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates and smashed windows in the guard shack. The blockade defied a federal restraining order.
Unions are hoping for another big Democrat win in 2012. They see the Democrats as their last best hope for union power. The time is now to stand up against union thuggery no matter how small.
Update: Some people have expressed dissatisfaction that Waymaker is using a union printer. Over the years, Waymaker has used a number of printers. These small shops have been bought out by big companies, most of which are union. Waymaker has tried to find non-union printers. There are lots of them . . . outside the USA. If anyone reading this article knows of a good printer that does bumper stickers that is not union, put the name and phone number in the comment section. By the way, if you are going to call and complain, be civil. No one likes a jerk, even if the jerk is a conservative.