Tom L’Esperance ’55 writes: “I’m submitting this e-mail from Tim Day to me with his permission. He related to me: ‘You have my permission – although some of our left leaning classmates may find it unsavory..Tim’
I feel that our fellow conservative classmates will actually savor the sign in the attachment.
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“Hi Tom: I am pretty proud of this union protest stand outside our new Bar-S Foods Corporate Office and at a second location outside the new Day Family Office. The union is apparently upset because we did not use building contractors with unionized labor because those contractors were uncompetitive. I guess we should have been happy to pay inflated costs if union labor was involved; however, we checked on the people manning these protest stands, and guess what — they are not members of any union. So, even the union is unwilling to pay excessive wages and benefits for their own work.
As you may know, I have had many struggles with unions over the years – some pretty violent. But Bar-S Foods has never had a union and we remain union free in every facility — and I am confident that our factory workers will keep it that way. Most of our operations are in Oklahoma, and in 2001 I worked closely with Governor Frank Keating to make Oklahoma the 22nd Right To Work State in spite of massive counter campaigns by union sympathizers. No wonder the unions love me!
Tom L’Esperance Class of 1955