Ever had any Silvercup Bread?

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Abdul Alhazred
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Ever had any Silvercup Bread?

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Question is addressed to anybody, but the one I'm trying to get a rise out of is ed. 8)

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Ah, Silvercup. A true union success story!
For Christmas 1974 the Teamsters union wanted a 10 percent commission on bread delivered to non-union stores and supermarkets in ’75. Silvercup had an exclusive three-year contract with the city Board of Education and could not raise prices after Nixon sold grain to Russia and prices here doubled. The city was also in a recession.

Silvercup countered with an offer of 2 percent to the union. The Teamsters stood firm on their 10 percent and threatened to strike. Silvercup said if you do we will shut down the factory. The union laughed and said you can’t because you just bought a new fleet of trucks.

The workers went on strike and the factory closed its doors. Silvercup sold off the new trucks and ovens, as well as whatever else it could sell for salvage. It owed the IRS $500,000 in withholding taxes and another $500,000 in pension funds; 600 people lost their jobs.
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No never, Wonder bread only.

Thanks Rob.

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Sounds to me like it was Nixon's fault, not the union.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:51 pm
Sounds to me like it was Nixon's fault, not the union.
Never the union's fault.
Did other bread companies go out of business for the same reason?
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Anthony Scotto went to prison for opposing Nixon. An anti-Communist prisoner of conscience in the USA.

Where's ed?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Question is addressed to anybody, but the one I'm trying to get a rise out of is ed. 8)
Why?
oh really?

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Never even heard of it. Local brand?

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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:15 am
Never even heard of it. Local brand?
Local, but big because it's the big town.

I was sure my mention of "Tough Tony" would smoke ed out.

I hope he's OK.
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