Unions to cause Hostess to shut down

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#21 Nov 16, 2012
To ban you did not stay with the teamsters. I was there for 15 years and now drawing $1385 a month retirement. But, I do not agree with the strike. I have not seen any union win with striking in 20 years. The teamsters did not even recognize the strike because they had settle with the company. Sure glad I could retire when I did.
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>I worked a short stint as a teamster. Most of my work life was in a non-union, merit based job. I made better than union wage. I am sorry you missed the point, I will try to be clearer. Labor works, provides labor, management makes sure they work to a point where their company makes a profit. If management can not make a profit, they become more efficient, raise prices, cut employees . to raise bottom line to profitibility. Are you part of management at Hostess? Can you provide the answer? I have no idea what a Hostess baker makes. If however they break the union, will Hostess come back with a $15.00 an hour non-union job that doe's not provide much of a living? It is my opinion tha a laborer that preforms his or her job title is due a living wage.
now

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Nov 16, 2012
DavidM wrote:
<quoted text>To ban you did not stay with the teamsters. I was there for 15 years and now drawing $1385 a month retirement. But, I do not agree with the strike. I have not seen any union win with striking in 20 years. The teamsters did not even recognize the strike because they had settle with the company. Sure glad I could retire when I did.
You are a big greedy reason these companies are going bankrupt. No wonder you have so much time to sit around and blame Obama for your lot in life. Another lazy sass on the dole.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#23 Nov 16, 2012
At anytime I would love to have my job that I retired from. You ready to work 10- 12 - 15 hours a day? You ready to put up with the traffic and idiot drivers out there. You ready to sit there for four or five hours where waiting on your load. You ever wonder why there is always a need for truck drivers? Check it out. Our company and the union worked together. It has been sold since I retired. No pension plan now and no one is paid hourly as I understand it. Glad I got out when I could. Now with ObamaCare I do look for the company to go belly up. Not much you can do when you are only making 2% of your product.
now wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a big greedy reason these companies are going bankrupt. No wonder you have so much time to sit around and blame Obama for your lot in life. Another lazy sass on the dole.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Nov 16, 2012
Michelle Obama is pleased to here this I am sure. Less junk food out there.
triose

Mooresville, IN

#25 Nov 16, 2012
Ouch wrote:
Are there really that many stupid people in Indiana? Judging by this threat.
YES.
I believe the word you were searching for is thread.

Now crawl back to your hole...STUPID
Ding Dongs Gone

Noblesville, IN

#26 Nov 16, 2012
I heard a (former) sriking Hostess worker alleging the company wanted to cut his pay from $15.00 to $11.00 and make no pension payments until 2015. He stated he would not stand for it. Now gets to go home and tell his family he's out of a job. How courageous. Maybe his union will give him $50.00 dollars a week for 4 weeks strike pay!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#27 Nov 16, 2012
I want to be the first to congratulate these stupid strikers that ran yet another company out of business. When your unemployment benefits have finally run out and you are faced with the reality (read that as 'panic') that you are completely useless when it comes to the simplest of skillsets needed to acquire even the mundane job; look in the mirror and repeat what you all are back-slapping and whooping and hollering about right now: "Man...we sure showed THEM what time it is!!"
Then get back on the couch, turn on channel 23, and wait for that measly EBT card to get reloaded, so you can sell it for a 50% loss, in order to satisfy your smoking/drinking/drug habit.
Also I would like to congratulate the unions that now have lost themselves even more revenue.
HAPPY..HAPPY..JOY..JOY!!!!
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#28 Nov 16, 2012
The Ultimate kaptoz wrote:
Ralph as tall as you are, You still got no brains. You never did it seems, Stick to throwing darts Ralph. Least you can pin the dart in the bullseyes with such a long reach.You can play with those Donnie and ,Marie Osmond dolls.I would say Obama and his wife busted his own unions jobs up. Go ahead stirke more and see what happens as more companies layoff and cut hours and pay to the bone to keep from being ruined from Obama care and his thug unions who commit crimes and threaten business and other workers who cross the picket lines. Hoffa Jr has Obama's full blessing to even kill Tea Party people.
I'm partial to the Marie doll, I'll leave Donnie to you.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#29 Nov 16, 2012
Sown Oats wrote:
I want to be the first to congratulate these stupid strikers that ran yet another company out of business. When your unemployment benefits have finally run out and you are faced with the reality (read that as 'panic') that you are completely useless when it comes to the simplest of skillsets needed to acquire even the mundane job; look in the mirror and repeat what you all are back-slapping and whooping and hollering about right now: "Man...we sure showed THEM what time it is!!"
Then get back on the couch, turn on channel 23, and wait for that measly EBT card to get reloaded, so you can sell it for a 50% loss, in order to satisfy your smoking/drinking/drug habit.
Also I would like to congratulate the unions that now have lost themselves even more revenue.
HAPPY..HAPPY..JOY..JOY!!!!
My guess is that the company, and it's name will be sold, and remain Hostess. My second guess is that there will be no union. If the union told it's members to hold firm, who lost, the union bosses, or 18500 employees? I have heard that there are those that want to blame Romney for this, but I am sure that someone will remember to Blame Bush, after all he was President four years ago.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#30 Nov 16, 2012
The Ultimate kaptoz wrote:
Ralph maybe you need to blame you're Dem party for allowing illegals into our country to bustup you're precious unions with cheap labor. Obama is the head Union thug now . I'd love to see what you say about those illegals Ralphy , Those illegals who only work the jobs we wont work. I guess the new company that takes over Hostess will hire mostly illegals =)So whose really busting up those unions ?
Since our government, in theory, is being directed by Democrats, and Republicans I blame them both. Or on the outside chance that the campain money donated by corperate America guides their voting instead of "We the People", I blame corporations.

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#31 Nov 16, 2012
Sown Oats wrote:
I want to be the first to congratulate these stupid strikers that ran yet another company out of business.
The private equity firm which owns Hostess offered the union a deal which they knew would be declined because the firm is of the opinion that liquidating the company is more profitable than running it.

If I worked for Hostess I would have voted to accept the reduced salary. At the same time I would have made a priority of finding a new job because the company was on a fast track to insolvency, regardless of whether or not the union accepted this deal.
nail on the head

South Whitley, IN

#32 Nov 16, 2012
Uh Clem wrote:
Anybody can dump bags of flour into a mixer. Anybody can press the "mix" button. Anybody can stack cartons of product. Yet these guys think they have some special quality that demands whatever pay they ask for.
Go put in your application at the Obamaphone factory. Business should be booming soon.
Couldn't have said it better. Just like most democrats, they believe they are owed and entitled to everything for free.
nail on the head

South Whitley, IN

#33 Nov 16, 2012
Sown Oats wrote:
I want to be the first to congratulate these stupid strikers that ran yet another company out of business. When your unemployment benefits have finally run out and you are faced with the reality (read that as 'panic') that you are completely useless when it comes to the simplest of skillsets needed to acquire even the mundane job; look in the mirror and repeat what you all are back-slapping and whooping and hollering about right now: "Man...we sure showed THEM what time it is!!"
Then get back on the couch, turn on channel 23, and wait for that measly EBT card to get reloaded, so you can sell it for a 50% loss, in order to satisfy your smoking/drinking/drug habit.
Also I would like to congratulate the unions that now have lost themselves even more revenue.
HAPPY..HAPPY..JOY..JOY!!!!
I agree, the best thing about this is, they'll be less money going to the upper echelon in the unions, and the union itself.
keep up the good work you dolts, and while your at it keep blaming the republicans for "breaking up the unions". Looks to me like the unions are guilty and doing a fine job of union busting all on their own.

The morons who supported these exhortionists must feel good to be unemployed and know that the union bosses will just transfer to another job that;ll keep them in their 6 figure salaries.
The unions and the union bosses thank you for fighting for them and allowing them to keep their jobs.

Remember Obama is going to personally save you....Bwahahhahahaha.
Core Republican

Matthews, IN

#34 Nov 17, 2012
The Communist union thugs have destroyed another great American institution.

Future generations will never know the joys of a Twinkie or Ding Dong.

We again,find ourselves being deprived of one of life's cherished joys.

Future generations will never know the joy of smelling a Ding Dong before putting it in their mouth. The Ding Dong was dark,big and round. Stuffed with filling that would stick to your teeth and gums.

Moreover,they will never know the feeling of having a Twinkie in their hands. The stickiness upon the fingers when holding the Twinkie and the experience of having the creamy filling explode in their mouth.

I will miss eating my Ding Dongs and Twinkies. I know a lot of my fellow Republican friends enjoy eating Little Debbie--but,I shall miss spending my days with Hostess.

I'm so saddened. And this tragedy came forth so soon after the election.

What has happened to my America?
blah

Indianapolis, IN

#35 Nov 17, 2012
Core Republican wrote:
The Communist union thugs have destroyed another great American institution.

Future generations will never know the joys of a Twinkie or Ding Dong.

We again,find ourselves being deprived of one of life's cherished joys.

Future generations will never know the joy of smelling a Ding Dong before putting it in their mouth. The Ding Dong was dark,big and round. Stuffed with filling that would stick to your teeth and gums.

Moreover,they will never know the feeling of having a Twinkie in their hands. The stickiness upon the fingers when holding the Twinkie and the experience of having the creamy filling explode in their mouth.

I will miss eating my Ding Dongs and Twinkies. I know a lot of my fellow Republican friends enjoy eating Little Debbie--but,I shall miss spending my days with Hostess.

I'm so saddened. And this tragedy came forth so soon after the election.

What has happened to my America?
Wonder if the obesity rate will go down
Jose

Indianapolis, IN

#36 Nov 17, 2012
Phil Hikle loved the chocolate filling. John Maples loved little debbie and dr. terry thompson loved to blackmail perverts.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#37 Nov 17, 2012
STFU. Obama had nothing to do with this. The company CHOSE to close rather than negotiate; it's their right to do so. But that means any fault involved is theirs.
The Ultimate Kaptoz wrote:
Striking Obama union thugs are shutting down Hostess Company . Now the company warns if the strike doesn't end soon, They will liquidate and dissolve. I watched as mostly black strike workers pumped their Obama fist at the company with smiles. I guess they will enjoy being jobless and on Obama extended unemployment I eman fun=unemployment for the next 4 years until they scream for an Obama third term. Really so pitiful to see what union thugs have done to business in our great country, They wonder why Obama and his liberal union hack and thugs have caused so many jobs to be lost in America in outsourcing and shut downs . Keep on striking and we can truly call ourselves England the land of the geratest discontent and endless double dip recessions.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#38 Nov 17, 2012
Unions have no say in the recipes used in this or any other bakery. You people are so fu**ing ignorant because your right-wing playbook contains no facts.

The use of preservatives is a very capitalistic idea--the longer a product lasts, the longer you can keep it on the market. And you oviously have never made bread before.
nuffsaid wrote:
Anybody actually think that Hostess crap tastes good? Their bread has so much air pumped in the dough that it's stale by the time it hits the store shelves. Their other snacks are so full of bullshit fillers & preservatives that they are sickening.
Of course when you add union to the mix, the companies have to stay competitively price, so quality always suffers in products puked out at union shops. Just look at the automotive industry.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#39 Nov 17, 2012
They can't be obama voters...they already elected him to a second (final) term. Really! It was in all the papers!
triose wrote:
Soon they will be just more obama voters lining up for their "fair share"
triose

Mooresville, IN

#40 Nov 17, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
They can't be obama voters...they already elected him to a second (final) term. Really! It was in all the papers!
<quoted text>
So if you voted for obama (during the last election - 2012) that would make you an obama voter...and since you don't understand this simple comment, I am positive you must have been an obama voter.

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