Here's the thing...NO ONE mentioned safety issues that I have heard of, NO ONE.<quoted text>
How would you sum up the treatment of hard working Americans and the concern of "job creators" for the worker's safety in these factories before there were unions? Justify the top guys at Hostess giving themselves bonuses for running a failing company. Explain the years when Hostess was union but the company was still making money.
2nd, as a privately owned company, they could have turned their business into a fish farm if they wanted to.
3rd, The owners stand to make more money NOW by selling off & investing in something else OR sitting on a beach or snow slope somewhere.
BUT they wanted to keep the company going in a profitable way.
NOT just profitable to them, profitable to everyone that gets a paycheck.
IF the employees don't earn enough, they can go to work for Edelman's, Rubel's, Pepperidge Farm, Dunkin' Donuts, Hussmans, the area grocery store, bakery or whoever.
Whether or not the owners were competent doesn't matter, their investment/money is still THEIR investment/money.
They can roll it & smoke it or flush it down a sewer if they want. They did NOT have to provide jobs at any pay rate for all of these years. In fact it was & IS effort on their part to try to keep the company going when they could sit back on investments instead of selling off 10 yrs ago & putting their money in McD's or P&G or WalMart or oil or realastate, coconut farms, take their money off shore or whatever.
By employing people they were sharing their wealth.
OR is this a 'distribute the wealth' issue?