Twinkies still on the table: Judge orders Hostess to negotiate with union

Nov 19, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NOLA.com

Striking workers Nam Phan, left, and Randy Goodwin picket outside a Hostess Brand plant, last week in Biddeford, Maine.

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Idiot Libs

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#62
Nov 25, 2012
 
hostess lover wrote:
get rid of the unions and get people in there that will work for a descent wage without taking the company under..you can't pay someone $30 to make bread and snack cake and expect to stay in business... I say do away with the unions...they are a rip-off ...thank you RIGHT-TO-WORK laws..
We need a FEDERAL LAW stating that the TOP CEO can earn no more then 5 times the AVERAGE SALARY of the HOURLY WORKERS (the ones who actually create the profit)
Hostess employee MIA

Mesa, AZ

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Nov 25, 2012
 

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I used to be a sales rep for Hostess and seeing/hearing the negativity in the workplace first hand was incredible. I'm admittedly just a high school graduate, with very minimal college education and little to no sales exp, regardless Hostess took a chance on hiring me. I took the opportunity and ran with it, becoming one of the top sales reps with the best numbers. $1000 a week and full benifits with no education was astounding and yet everyday allday I heard the constant complaining about working conditions/hours. I took the pay cut, didn't like it, but was happy with what I had. Quite a few were glad they were finally let go, as if they didn't have a choice to leave.
Drone Driver

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Nov 26, 2012
 

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Good luck Hostess-most ppl posting never worked in a hot bakery or drove a route truck---sounds easy when you never did it they just like to blow
Live Loud

Riverside, CA

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#66
Nov 27, 2012
 
HOSTESS lover is a dumb communist. NONE OF THE EMPLOYEES MAKE 30 $ a hour.. without the union your Twinkies would have been gone years ago.
Brian

Edwardsville, IL

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Nov 28, 2012
 

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One of Hostesses highest costs, in addition to the union bozos, was sugar. Sugar is covered by the pesky USA tariffs demanded by other liberal regulation freaks. If Bimbo gets the brand the products can be made in mexico with no tariff sugar and non union employees. The costs will plummet and due to trade agreements can be brought into the USA duty free. Prices will drop and volume will increase accordingly.
See how great the Democrat liberals have ruined another industry with unions and regulations?
Not to worry though, everyone can get a job working for the government cant they?
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH
EX DRIVER 4 HOSTESS

Santa Ana, CA

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Nov 29, 2012
 

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YEAH ITS THE UNOINS FAULT AS IT IS WITH THE WHITES THEY WONT BUDGE THEN CRY WHEN OTHER RACES WILL FILL THE JOB SO U OUT THERE GET MAD AT THE WHITES THEY CAUSED ALLL THIS DONT BLAME RAYBURN THE CEO HIS MIND IS MONEY JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHERS TIME WE END UNIONS AND OUR THINKING THAT A COMPANY OWES US IM OUT OF WORK WILL FIND A JOB BUT HATE TO SEE THIS END LIKE THIS AMERICan GREED BYE ALL WAS A GOOD RUN BUT THEY WIN
Hostess Worker

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hostess lover wrote:
get rid of the unions and get people in there that will work for a descent wage without taking the company under..you can't pay someone $30 to make bread and snack cake and expect to stay in business... I say do away with the unions...they are a rip-off ...thank you RIGHT-TO-WORK laws..
You pulled that $30/hr out of your ass? I worked for Hostess for 30 years and never even made it to $20/hr. But after the cuts and concession we gave I did make $260 less out of each paycheck that I did 10 years ago. And that was over 10 years without any raises. So if you really think it was wages that brought the company down, you`re just an idiot.

Good god how I wish we could have had another 5 YEAR PAY FREEZE! Idiot.
Hostess Worker

Mokena, IL

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Dec 20, 2012
 

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Hostess Worker wrote:
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You pulled that $30/hr out of your ass? I worked for Hostess for 30 years and never even made it to $20/hr. But after the cuts and concession we gave I did make $260 less out of each paycheck that I did 10 years ago. And that was over 10 years without any raises. So if you really think it was wages that brought the company down, you`re just an idiot.
Good god how I wish we could have had another 5 YEAR PAY FREEZE! Idiot.
And for f*cks sake I nor did any Teamster go on strike! GEEEZ! We voted and accepted the damn contract! Stop telling ME I did this!
All I`m doing is trying to relate the information that the media has not. I did not choose to lose my job. I was one of them who voted to keep my job and take the pay cut.
But it doesn`t mean I think the company was right. They were not! We got hosed. We got hosed the last time around and then this time around. Don`t confuse my anger towards the company as a self inflicted fact that I lost my job. I VOTED TO KEEP MY JOB!

So there is no need for people like brian and hostess lover to taunt me about unemployment, welfare, living off the government teet and having no job now. For christ sake stop taking joy in the fact of it.
Union Mafia

Jackson, TN

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Dec 21, 2012
 

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You sound like one of the thugs that goes around beating up REAL AMERICANS that refuse to pay union dues (protection money/extortion) so the fat-cat union/mafia bosses can live like kings.
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And for f*cks sake I nor did any Teamster go on strike! GEEEZ! We voted and accepted the damn contract! Stop telling ME I did this!
All I`m doing is trying to relate the information that the media has not. I did not choose to lose my job. I was one of them who voted to keep my job and take the pay cut.
But it doesn`t mean I think the company was right. They were not! We got hosed. We got hosed the last time around and then this time around. Don`t confuse my anger towards the company as a self inflicted fact that I lost my job. I VOTED TO KEEP MY JOB!
So there is no need for people like brian and hostess lover to taunt me about unemployment, welfare, living off the government teet and having no job now. For christ sake stop taking joy in the fact of it.
former rsr

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#72
Dec 21, 2012
 
Pass by my old depot here in Richmond,Va all the trucks still parked out front building lights still on as well as phone lines what,s the deal. StaplesMill Greendale
As the bread soured

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Brain visits the strip girls so a certain part of his body can work. Is that right Brian? Need a little help in that very small area south on your body (that is what the strip girls say) I arrested one of them!!! Says your brain matches the small area south on your body.
crazy

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#74
Dec 21, 2012
 
former rsr wrote:
Pass by my old depot here in Richmond,Va all the trucks still parked out front building lights still on as well as phone lines what,s the deal. StaplesMill Greendale
down south same thing,cant pay us severance pay,no pention,yet they payed rent on buildings for december.go figure poor management,thats why were gone.
Brian

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Well one can see the usual dodos that ran their jobs away are still whining.
I will need my gras cut this summer if you need a few bucks, I pay by the job though, not by the hour. No minimum wage issues that way
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Try viagra Brian instead of going to the strip places!!!!
Rested

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I am finally going to enjoy the holidays with everyone home and not working Christmas day and New Years days. Hooray!!!!!
Brian

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Speaking of srip joints Peopia are you the one using a differnt name talking about your big tips. I know where you are working to suport your husband who ran his job away.
Ugh...fat hostess union wives. Course with enough liquor and dark lights they might look ok at closing time

“Dan IS the Man”

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There was a Hostess outlet store near where I live. Three older ladies worked there stocking shelves and running the register. Now the place is closed up and those ladies have no job. Did the greedy among you think of anyone else at all?

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Rested wrote:
I am finally going to enjoy the holidays with everyone home and not working Christmas day and New Years days. Hooray!!!!!
Then you can start enjoying having no paycheck.
Brian

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Those ladies probably made in excess of 20 per hour for doing work that isn't even worth minimum wage. Thats why companies have closed and jobs offshored. Now their will be no jobs for your children thanks to your union greed
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Dec 29, 2012
 
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
There was a Hostess outlet store near where I live. Three older ladies worked there stocking shelves and running the register. Now the place is closed up and those ladies have no job. Did the greedy among you think of anyone else at all?
those old women your talking about,probaly voted to strike,mind your on bussiness,if you have any.we made our decision,you didnt work there so i dont see why you care!!!!go to work so i can get my free money....

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