In this instance, a union employee was fired for wearing a Bush sweatshirt and hat. No, this had nothing to do with politics (at least on the part of the fired worker) since it was a sweatshirt and hat from the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush, an aircraft carrier on which his son is currently serving. This fact was pointed out to the union that fired him, yet he was fired anyway!
Ironically (or perhaps not) the man who was fired was setting up for President Obama's visit to Los Angeles.
I wonder if there is a union you can join to protect yourself from Unions.
Obama’s visit to Los Angeles today has stirred controversy even before he arrived.
A stage worker setting up the stage was fired for refusing to remove his hat and turn his sweatshirt inside out and the reason? The shirt hat and shirt both had the name “Bush” printed on them but not just any Bush but, that of George H.W. Bush.
The IATSE (Local 33) union fired the worker even after he explained the shirt to his bosses. The shirt didn’t explicitly support George H.W Bush but that of the aircraft carrier named after the former President and the aircraft carrier his son has served on for the past many years and is currently deployed. The union worker was interviewed on KTLA Channel 5 locally in Los Angeles.
The stage hand was identified as Duane Hammond and a distraught Hammet can be seen during his interview very distraught as his support for his son and his service becoming the center piece to his firing.