Hero of the Day: “This union thinks they can tell me what to do — they can go f–k themselves!”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

A big shout-out to bus company owner Joseph Fazzia, a man who’s going to need all the support — and protection — he can muster.

Over 100 Brooklyn bus matrons who came back to work this morning after their union ended its month-long school bus strike were abruptly terminated — after being told their company had folded.

When they arrived at their Red Hook bus depot around 5 a.m., shocked members of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union were told they could reapply for positions with affiliated bus companies – but only working under a different union.

“[I’ve lost] hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’m not losing another nickel more,” the owner of the shuttered firm, Joseph Fazzia, shouted toward a group of matrons. “This union thinks they can tell me what to do — they can go f–k themselves!”

A letter signed by Fazzia, president of the affiliated companies Boro Wide Buses, JoFaz Transportation and Canal Escorts, said that Canal had folded because it had been unable to meet its contractual requirements with the Department of Education during the strike.

“The layoffs are permanent,” the letter said.

Bless his heart. These union swine deserve nothing less after leaving disabled children stranded for over a month.


10 Responses to “Hero of the Day: “This union thinks they can tell me what to do — they can go f–k themselves!””

  1. macbrooks on 20/20/13 at 5:31 pm

    Ah, yes – reminds me of growing up on the Iron Range, MN, in the late 70’s/early 80’s. At least two iron mines closed down, as in completely and permanently, before the miners’ union *spit* finally realized that hey, maybe the mining companies aren’t lying when they say the industry’s in big trouble and everyone’s going to have to tighten their belts.

    I hope Mr. Fazzia doesn’t get punished for acknowledging reality. My hat’s off to you, sir.

    mac :]

  2. Tamminator on 21/21/13 at 9:31 am

    My union pulled the same kind of bull-crap strike in 2000. What happened? The people who used to hire us all went non-union, and the good paying union jobs went bye bye.

    When are people going to realize that their unions don’t care about their members. They only care about the DUES you pay them! And those bus drivers will have to pay those dues whether they have a job or not.

    Good on Mr. Fazzia for speaking truth to the thugs.

  3. Blue Hen on 21/21/13 at 10:51 am

    And so, we see on a small scale what has been happening in Greece and parts of Europe. It is possible for good little leftists to run companies into the ground and destroy jobs. And they weren’t doing it for the children.

    Please note that three years after Greece fell down and go boom, people are STILL lying about it and demamding that they return to spending without reason.

  4. PJ on 21/21/13 at 11:51 am

    In Cali a few years back the grocery clerks went on strike, mostly at the insistence of the union officials, and when they came back, they found self-server lines where each checker would handle four customers at a time. No more new hires.

    Now, since they recession, even they are being laid off. The grocery companies have the lowest profit margin ever and inflation is killing them.

    The workers hate the union.

  5. wheatie on 21/21/13 at 1:08 pm

    Unions are anti-consumer…and kill jobs.

    They only survive, by bullying people.
    And by extortion.

  6. SacTownMan on 21/21/13 at 7:17 pm

    And those union goons cost us the Twinkie!!!

    Same thing! Those idiots came back to NO JOB LOL!!!!

  7. Glen on 21/21/13 at 9:16 pm

    That last paragraph seems unbelievable to me (from the article):

    “The city spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school during the strike; some still didn’t get there at all, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Monday. But he estimated the city saved $80 million because it wasn’t paying bus companies during the strike.”

    The strike lasted a month and this guy is saying that the city would have spent $100 million (instead of only $20 million) if the bus drivers hadn’t been on strike? $100 million a month for bus service? Holy crap!

  8. jukin on 22/22/13 at 10:42 am

    “$100 million a month for bus service? Holy crap!” In a single month!

    This is just more proof that there is absolutely no place to cut government spending.