What's up with Hershey....

Friday, April 26, 2002 10:58 PM

I won't be around until Monday (going to SFoG...:)). But I'm seeing a scrolling banner on CNN that mentions some sort of labor difficulty at Hershey involving wages and healthcare benfits. Seems kind of ironic, HP was started when founder Milton wanted a place for employees to kick back and have a good time. Here we are some hundred years later, times certainly have changed....:(.

bill, thinking also that the "labor management issue" is coming up repeatedly on the 'buzz, maybe we should have consulted Miss Cleo on this....

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 3:31 AM

The chocolate workers are going to walk out on Monday if they haven't settled their contract. I work for a trucking company that ships a lot of freight for them, and today 4-27-02 I have to go into work for a few hours to have drivers pull out all the loads at all of Hershey's facilities. A strike is ineveitable. Its the first time in my 29 years of age that I have seen labor disputes for the chocolate workers. Hershey wants to make the employees pay more for their healthcare, and not really give them any kind of raise that will offset the cost. I agree with the workers. In this day and age its seems that costs keep rising, and wages just stay the same. I can't see the strike last that long because the vacation season is coming, and if workers are pickiting at all the facilities around Hersheypark it could have a negative affect on their business. Hershey should just settle the contract. I say that and I am in management for the trucking company that hauls for Hershey. They posted a record profit last year that was like a 26% increase over the year before. Why not share the profit with the workers? After all without them they wouldn't have done it.

*** This post was edited by Coaster Fantom on 4/27/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 6:41 AM

rollergator said:

Here we are some hundred years later, times certainly have changed.....



What do you mean?

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 7:37 AM
I think rollergator is try to say that around 100 years ago...(108, I think)...Milton Hershey started his business and he believed in 'taking care' of his employees and community. Unfortunately, right now, many of the employees don't feel like the company cares about them very much.
Here's a cool informatin page about Milton Hershey.
http://www.hersheys.com/about/milton.shtml
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Saturday, April 27, 2002 8:33 PM
The workers went on strike on Friday morning.
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Saturday, April 27, 2002 9:07 PM
Is HP still open?

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 9:10 PM

The Choclate workers are on strike against Hershey Foods. Hershey Park is owned by a separate company, Herco. I wouldn't expect there to be any problem.

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Saturday, April 27, 2002 9:57 PM
I don't think it will really matter. A strike against Hershey by the workers will suggest to the general public a negative impression about Hershey Park, as they have the common name. I mean, what with the large chocolate and Hershey shop there in the Chocolate World museum, in addition to other aspects.. heck, I'd even feel that way. I hope they resolve it before my hopeful trip to HP this summer. It would be a shame for something like this to tarnish the Hershey glow up there.
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Sunday, April 28, 2002 11:06 AM
Hershy workers walk off the job

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 4:58 PM

thanks jgfama, you pretty much hit it on the head whilst I was away testing out Superman's latest, (and one awesome ride) at SFoG....treat your employees like family (HW comes immediately to mind), and you have a tight-knit group that will pull together. Treat them otherwise, and you'll always lose your best people first. (Of course, you get to keep the "other employees" as the consolation prize...).

Good to know it won't affect the park, as we'll be going in August for my first trip there in over 25 years! Still sad news, as chocolate is one of my favorite products....and I prefer to support Hershey.

*shameless plug* Look for the upcoming SFoG TR....rollergator's ultimate Superman trip Flight report, or, bending steel as well as minds...- I learned the alternate title thing from Rocky and Bullwinkle....;)

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 8:43 PM

Still this is sad to see. Companies need to take care of their workers and customers. Without those, they have nothing

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Sunday, April 28, 2002 8:51 PM
This may mean no free chocolate bars when your done with the tour at Chocolate World! Also you won't smell the chocolate in the air. I hope the chocolate workers get what they want.

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