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College Student Exposes Union Fatcat Slandering CEO Favoring Health Care Reform

The smartest blogger under 20 (that would be one of my nephews) reveals that Don Hunsucker, President of the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) a union which “has launched a campaign against Whole Foods” because its CEO John Mackey dared offer an alternative to Democratic health care proposals, earns $626,769 a year.

(Just read the whole thing.)

$626,769 a year!?!?!?  I wonder if Mitchell’s Dad pulls down that much.  My brother is a neurosurgeon and quite regularly performs the most delicate operations requiring intelligence, a steady hand, a medical education and many years of practice (his residency alone lasted seven years).  He saves lives on a regular basis. I wonder how many lives Mr. Hunsucker has saved.

And I wonder whether the grocery store workers Hunsucker (supposedly) represents know how much he makes.  I mean, the average grocery store cashier earns $26,479 a year, a stock clerk $28,697.

Michelle Malkin who links Mitchell’s work, has more, pointing out the UCFW has dispatched its minions to “to educate shoppers about Whole Foods CEO’s efforts to undermine health care reform and President Obama.”  (Only in liberal speak, is proposing reform alternatives “undermining reform.”

I wonder how much those minions are making.  You know this spontaneous burst of opposition, organized by union fatcats earning hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

UPDATEAstroturfing don’t come cheap.  Wonder if Hunsucker’s minions “educating” outside Whole Foods are pulling down $11-16 a day an hour as per a recent classified ad.  OK, let’s assume these “educators” earn the higher wager.  If they work the standard $40-hour workweek, that’s $640 a week, or $33,280 a year, more than a grocery clerk, but less than a union boss.

FROM THE COMMENTS:   Mike offers a correction:

You should do some further fact checking. Hunsucker is no longer the president of any union local, in fact the local he was president of no longer exists. (It merged with another local.) While no less disgusting, his big payday in his final year was essentially a pay-off by the larger local for him to support a merger and retire.
While union officials make bigger salaries than they often should, no ones actual salary is as high as Hunsucker made that year.

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  1. $626,769 a year!?!?!?

    Yes, union leadership is a very lucrative business. Where do you think all those dues go? To union leaders, and to paying off politicians to enact policies that will force more people to become union members who must pay more dues, that go to pay union leaders.

    And now you see why some union members are willing to promote those policies so thuggishly.

    Union leadership is still very much organized crime.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 24, 2009 @ 8:51 pm - August 24, 2009

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  3. The complaint of the proletariat has always been about working to make another man rich. So why the hell would one want to add (at least) one more man to the mix?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 25, 2009 @ 12:35 am - August 25, 2009

  4. You should do some further fact checking. Hunsucker is no longer the president of any union local, in fact the local he was president of no longer exists. (It merged with another local.) While no less disgusting, his big payday in his final year was essentially a pay-off by the larger local for him to support a merger and retire.
    While union officials make bigger salaries than they often should, no ones actual salary is as high as Hunsucker made that year.

    Comment by Mike — August 25, 2009 @ 2:30 am - August 25, 2009

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  6. I wonder if he caps his salary at 19 times the lowest paid union members, like Whole Foods managers do?

    Comment by plutosdad — August 25, 2009 @ 10:13 am - August 25, 2009

  7. I noticed two typos in your update.

    Don’t you mean $11-16 per hour?

    Don’t you mean a 40-hour workweek, not a $40 work week?

    [Thanks for calling these to my attention. Typos corrected. — Dan]

    Comment by Daryl Herbert — August 25, 2009 @ 3:55 pm - August 25, 2009

  8. Union leaders everywhere get rich off their members and then they spout of their …. about the “rich”… hypocrites.

    Comment by thestraightaussie — August 26, 2009 @ 7:23 pm - August 26, 2009

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