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Obama Event Shock: Union Fires Stagehand for Wearing ‘U.S.S. George H.W. Bush’ Shirt & Hat

October 22, 2010

Duane Hammet’s son has been serving in the Navy for three years. While at work recently, Hammond was sporting a sweatshirt and hat depicting his son’s ship, the USS George H. W. Bush. “Work” for Hammond is as a union stagehand, and while setting up for an Obama rally in L.A. today, his employer didn’t take too kindly to the name on his clothes.

According to Hammond, and reported by KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, the union asked him to remove his hat and turn his sweatshirt inside-out so that the name “Bush” would not be visible. When he refused, Hammond says he was fired:

Update: The union is sorry.

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