View Full Version : Don't wear a Bush (the ship) shirt if you're union

10-27-2010, 09:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Don't try wearing a Bush hat or sweatshirt at an Obama rally.

Duane Hammond says it's what got him fired.

Hammond is a union stagehand who was part of the crew that built the platform for the Obama event on campus.

He came to work early this morning wearing clothing that says "George H. W. Bush".

Hammond's son is in the Navy, currently serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George H. W. Bush.

Hammond says he was not trying to make a political statement.

He says he got the sweatshirt and hat during a visit to the aircraft carrier on Family Day.

The back of his sweatshirt has a large drawing of the ship.

He says he wore it to show how proud he is of his son.

That didn't go over well with his union supervisor.

Hammond says he was told to take off the sweatshirt, or he would have to go home.

He refused. They told him he was fired from the job.

James Wright, a business representative from IATSE Local 33, says the union is still investigating what happened.

"If he was sent home because of the sweatshirt, he will be paid for the day," he said. </div></div>


10-27-2010, 11:32 AM
I guess at this point we can only wait and see if they do the right thing.


10-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Unions - Anti-patriotic, brutal to those who don't toe the line, corrupt as the day is long.

What surprsies anyone about this?

If he's only been gay or a Muslim, he's be fine. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

10-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Wow! A paid day off! That lucky guy!

10-27-2010, 02:40 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow! A paid day off! That lucky guy! </div></div>

I'd agree, if not for
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">They told him he was fired from the job. </div></div>