Don't scapegoat the workers, the unions didn't ask for more pay or better benefits, and they'd already accepted thousands of layoffs and major concessions during Hostess's last round in bankruptcy court which ended in 2009. Hostess was smashed by vulture capitalists who loaded the company with debt and earned millions in fees, and by incompetent managers who gave themselves huge raises as the company faltered. The CEO who led the company back into bankruptcy got a 300% pay raise even as the company stopped contributing to workers' pension funds. to add insult to injury the CEO asked the bankruptcy judge's permission to pay executives $1.75 million in bonuses. And somehow the unions are to blame for this fiasco?<quoted text>Unions are NOT about the worker. Unions are about union power & use the workers as a tool to accomplish the power that they have lust for.
Hostess would still be viable if not for certain unions. I could add a long list of petty unions but I can't type a zillion characters a second like Loren. Sometimes I wish that I could.
After bankruptcy the current and former executives at Hostess had to decide how to spend millions in bonuses, the hourly workers discovered that their final paychecks were short several hundred dollars in promised vacation pay.
According to a bankruptcy-brokered Employee Retention Program at Hostess, workers taking part in the shutdown of Hostess facilities and those workers displaced by closings were not paid for vacation time accrued. The workers were previously told their earned vacation pay would be included in their final paychecks.