Bye, Bye Twinkies! Hostess closed due to union Demands!

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EBT Blackman

Jersey City, NJ

#2 Nov 16, 2012
The striking workers--who still numbered in the thousands--were making it impossible for the Irving, Texas, company to continue producing its baked goods, Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn said.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/hostess-to-shut...
In other news, I'm sure Obama has his....

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#3 Nov 16, 2012
A lot of fat ppl gonna be mad!
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#4 Nov 16, 2012
The Union killed the Twinkie.
ROMPER STOMPER

Laramie, WY

#5 Nov 16, 2012
!8500 people unemployed barring a last minute buyout.

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the majority of them voted for Obama Claus.

Soooo sorry.

In developing news........

Planned "Black Friday" walkouts by Wal-Mart employees at various outlets........too stupid to figure out they have NO union protection , and are listening to very bad advice......good chance they will be terminated on the spot , and being a low-skilled employee , will be replaced in 5 minutes.

Anyone looking for a gig?

Linger around your local "Wally World" on the day after Thanksgiving. If any of these mental midgets decides to walk off the job , you'll probably get hired on the spot.
EBT Blackman

Jersey City, NJ

#6 Nov 16, 2012
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
Planned "Black Friday" walkouts by Wal-Mart employees at various outlets........too stupid to figure out they have NO union protection , and are listening to very bad advice......good chance they will be terminated on the spot , and being a low-skilled employee , will be replaced in 5 minutes.
Obama would never let such a thing happen. He's for the little guy!
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#8 Nov 16, 2012
You idiots. Workers are underpaid and abused. They deserve better. WHY should the owners be multi-millionaires sucking the blood of everyone, including consumers, while workers struggle to make ends meet?

EVERY job should be Unionized! UNIONS built the Middle Class in the USA, and gave us 40-hr week, 8-hr day, worker safety regs, etc.

Notice that the miners who died a few years in the Sego mine in WV were non-Union! ALWAYS the case!

ˇCon Unión se vive MEJOR!

Those of you who support the bosses are traitors to the USA people.

And the country is better off without Twinkies, believe it.
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#9 Nov 16, 2012
No more Twinkies and no more Ho Ho's. What a bright future it is that generations out will be endowed with. Taxes up the wazoo and not even one Twinkie or Ho HO to be found. I suspect those who will be hit hardest are those who voted to legalize marijuana. All those voters with the munchies and no Ho HO's or Twinkies to be had. Should they kill Captain Crunch, there will be revolt at the weed clinics.

Way to go Barry and good luck when Michelle finds out that there will be no more Twinkies or Ho Ho's. There will be h*ll to pay for that.
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#10 Nov 16, 2012
ugly monkeys wrote:
<quoted text>democrats are killing jobs right and left, huh?
They sure are. The Union heads won't be hurting and they just ensured that thousands of workers are now unemployed. The same thing happened in Cleveland when the Union heads wouldn't budge after months of striking. The Steel Corporation couldn't operate on what was being demanded by the Union heads and wound up having to shut down and move it's operations. Thousands of jobs were lost and the communities that depended on the revenue lost were devastated.
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#11 Nov 16, 2012
Another case of why the Unions aren't that highly thought of was w/respect to a friend who worked for GM who didn't feel that the his union didn't work in his best interest. He didn't much care for the fact that there were across the board raises. He sharing that he had spent the time on education/training to fine tune his skills and only to be given the same across the board pay raise along as someone who held an entry level position emptying trash and sweeping floors. He shared as well that essentially he was to vote Democrat.

The problem with the unions is time lost when they have to shut a line down, etc due to restrictions that the Union places on what union workers can and cannot do. A line may have to shut down for an extended period of time because only a union member is allowed to perform certain duties. Even if it is so much as turning a machine back on/get the line up and running again. Time lost is money lost.
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#12 Nov 16, 2012
Barros Serrano wrote:
You idiots. Workers are underpaid and abused. They deserve better. WHY should the owners be multi-millionaires sucking the blood of everyone, including consumers, while workers struggle to make ends meet?
EVERY job should be Unionized! UNIONS built the Middle Class in the USA, and gave us 40-hr week, 8-hr day, worker safety regs, etc.
Notice that the miners who died a few years in the Sego mine in WV were non-Union! ALWAYS the case!
ˇCon Unión se vive MEJOR!
Those of you who support the bosses are traitors to the USA people.
And the country is better off without Twinkies, believe it.
Maybe you should speak with some of the miners in that not all want to be unionized in that they want nothing to do with the unions. And your boy that you voted for has declared a war on coal. Not to mention between the rise in natural oil use/the competition with it and the regulations imposed upon the coal industry has led to massive layoffs. There have been massive job losses in the coal industry, coal stock plummeted, as a result of Barry being re-elected. Save your S for someone who doesn't understand that a war on coal means w/respect to miners who will be negatively impacted. Unionized or not.
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#13 Nov 16, 2012
Union, rather. The UMWA.
EBT Blackman

Jersey City, NJ

#14 Nov 16, 2012
Barros Serrano wrote:
You idiots. Workers are underpaid and abused. They deserve better. WHY should the owners be multi-millionaires sucking the blood of everyone, including consumers, while workers struggle to make ends meet?
EVERY job should be Unionized! UNIONS built the Middle Class in the USA, and gave us 40-hr week, 8-hr day, worker safety regs, etc.
Notice that the miners who died a few years in the Sego mine in WV were non-Union! ALWAYS the case!
ˇCon Unión se vive MEJOR!
Those of you who support the bosses are traitors to the USA people.
And the country is better off without Twinkies, believe it.
And WHY would an entrepreneur invest his time and capital to eke out a marginal profit? He's ALREADY wealthy. Ask the workers who no longer have jobs if they'd rather he "stay in the game" or take his ball and go home.
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#16 Nov 16, 2012
aisling--- wrote:
No more Twinkies and no more Ho Ho's. What a bright future it is that generations out will be endowed with. Taxes up the wazoo and not even one Twinkie or Ho HO to be found. I suspect those who will be hit hardest are those who voted to legalize marijuana. All those voters with the munchies and no Ho HO's or Twinkies to be had. Should they kill Captain Crunch, there will be revolt at the weed clinics.
Way to go Barry and good luck when Michelle finds out that there will be no more Twinkies or Ho Ho's. There will be h*ll to pay for that.
LOL!!! You speak as if twinkies are a good thing? Wrong.

And Obama did this? LOL!!! How amusing. Now I suppose since Obama has been re-elected, if the weather is bad, that will be his fault as well?

You conservatives are incredibly twisted mentally.
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#17 Nov 16, 2012
aisling--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you should speak with some of the miners in that not all want to be unionized in that they want nothing to do with the unions. And your boy that you voted for has declared a war on coal. Not to mention between the rise in natural oil use/the competition with it and the regulations imposed upon the coal industry has led to massive layoffs. There have been massive job losses in the coal industry, coal stock plummeted, as a result of Barry being re-elected. Save your S for someone who doesn't understand that a war on coal means w/respect to miners who will be negatively impacted. Unionized or not.
Bull. Companies do things due to his re-election and then blame him? LOL...

Ask those dead miners what they think of non-Union coalmines who won't comply with Federal safety regs... oh but they're dead. The fruits of Union-busting.

Coal miners fought long and hard for Unionization and better conditions, and since the coal industry won't comply, the F them, good, close all the mines.

About time the coal industry figure out a way to get at the coal without destroying the environment, eh? If you can't grasp that, then YOU go live in a town with the mountain sliding into the streets.
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#19 Nov 16, 2012
Barros Serrano wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!!! You speak as if twinkies are a good thing? Wrong.
And Obama did this? LOL!!! How amusing. Now I suppose since Obama has been re-elected, if the weather is bad, that will be his fault as well?
You conservatives are incredibly twisted mentally.
Care to point out where I said Obama did it.

It's not up to me or anyone else to decide what someone should or shouldn't eat. I do know one thing there will be thousands of people who'll now be wondering about putting food on the table and to make sure that they and their loved ones have enough to eat. So hey, what's thousands more to be added to the list of the aunemployed. Those union heads sure did work to their members best interest didn't they. I can guarantee you they won't be wondering where their next meal will be coming from or how to pay their bills. Good luck to the communities now that will see their tax base adversly affect by the loss of revenue generated by those Hostess plants being shut down. The ripple effect from Hostess shutting down can't be underestimated as well.
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#20 Nov 16, 2012
EBT Blackman wrote:
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And WHY would an entrepreneur invest his time and capital to eke out a marginal profit? He's ALREADY wealthy. Ask the workers who no longer have jobs if they'd rather he "stay in the game" or take his ball and go home.
That pro-company propaganda is flimsy. Why should we have a society where bosses have endless excuses to abuse workers (as in underpay them) and the workers are supposed to have no recourse? F that. UNION!!! Unions made this country free. Companies and the govt have been militating against Union power since 1950.

Perhaps with the awakening consciousness represented by the re-election of Obama, we will also see a resurgent workers movement!

ˇCon Unión se vive MEJOR!
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#21 Nov 16, 2012
aisling--- wrote:
<quoted text>
They sure are. The Union heads won't be hurting and they just ensured that thousands of workers are now unemployed. The same thing happened in Cleveland when the Union heads wouldn't budge after months of striking. The Steel Corporation couldn't operate on what was being demanded by the Union heads and wound up having to shut down and move it's operations. Thousands of jobs were lost and the communities that depended on the revenue lost were devastated.
The fault is with the companies who insist on maintaining a feudal social relation of production, workers with no power, we're supposed toworship the owners who are in fact parasites and fascists... but you nitpick on the Unions as if they're the problem!

The problem with Unions is to the extent their leadership has SOLD OUT to management! Look at the current situation with Verizon. That is exactly what is happening.
Barros Serrano

Reserve, NM

#22 Nov 16, 2012
aisling--- wrote:
<quoted text>
Care to point out where I said Obama did it.
It's not up to me or anyone else to decide what someone should or shouldn't eat. I do know one thing there will be thousands of people who'll now be wondering about putting food on the table and to make sure that they and their loved ones have enough to eat. So hey, what's thousands more to be added to the list of the aunemployed. Those union heads sure did work to their members best interest didn't they. I can guarantee you they won't be wondering where their next meal will be coming from or how to pay their bills. Good luck to the communities now that will see their tax base adversly affect by the loss of revenue generated by those Hostess plants being shut down. The ripple effect from Hostess shutting down can't be underestimated as well.
Well, you can blame the company, who insisted on treating their workers like crap! They wouldn't pay a decent wage, and the workers refused to accept it. GOOD for the workers.

Let this be a lesson to corporate America... the time is coming when you listen to the workers or WE WILL SHUT YOU DOWN!!!

ˇUNIÓN para SIEMPRE!

Let's see a ripple effect on LABOR!!!ˇHUELGA!ˇPODER a los OBREROS!
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#23 Nov 16, 2012
Barros Serrano wrote:
<quoted text>
Bull. Companies do things due to his re-election and then blame him? LOL...
Ask those dead miners what they think of non-Union coalmines who won't comply with Federal safety regs... oh but they're dead. The fruits of Union-busting.
Coal miners fought long and hard for Unionization and better conditions, and since the coal industry won't comply, the F them, good, close all the mines.
About time the coal industry figure out a way to get at the coal without destroying the environment, eh? If you can't grasp that, then YOU go live in a town with the mountain sliding into the streets.
Save it. The person who shared what he did when I asked about that tragedy, well his grandfather was a past President of the UWAE so I think he knows a little more than you do, fckwit, about the mining industry and who/who doesn't wish to be unionized. If you knew anything about the industry, you would know that mining is most listed as the most dangerous occupation and every time they enter a mine there's the potential that they may not make it home. Unionized or not. The miners are a unique group of people and not as you seem to believe to be all of the same point of view. Again, you obviously don't know squat because all miners don't want to be unionized for various reasons. Why don't you GFYS about the coal industry in that you are just like that POS in the White House who has declared war on the coal industry as he wastes billions of tax payer dollars to throw at green energy companies that have gone bankrupt or are failing.

You just that monster in the White House sure love to push unions and using the coal miners ... while in the same breath declaring war upon the industry.

Here ya go...
Coal miners outraged by Obama add...
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1910704689001/...
aisling---

Greenwich, OH

#24 Nov 16, 2012
*UMWA

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