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Minneapolis, MN

#43 Nov 19, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>From the senile one, who cries to be my bytch...
Yeah, I'll bet that you have plenty of practice.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#44 Nov 19, 2012
Buy a decent car get back to me bytch... LMAOROTFu ~!
it is called America

United States

#45 Nov 20, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
Stop and think about this. 18,000 people are now out of work because 5,300 people refused to take an 8% pay cut as decided by a bankruptcy judge.
This is the court who said the 8% cut is what is needed for the business to stay open.
Because those 5,300 union members would not accept an 8% cut in pay, 18,000 people are out of work.
18,000 jobs gone. How sad.
remember, barrys world view that is called ( SOCIALIST ) will destroy America as we know it.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#46 Nov 20, 2012
SO, your "theory", is these folks should work at a bad, dying job...while the CEO gets overpaid... Nope, it's the law of supply & demand, the management lost good workers and they'll find other jobs... Poor nutcase, slavery is outlawed...
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#47 Nov 20, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
SO, your "theory", is these folks should work at a bad, dying job...while the CEO gets overpaid... Nope, it's the law of supply & demand, the management lost good workers and they'll find other jobs... Poor nutcase, slavery is outlawed...
Who was it that EVER told you that you are capable of any thought beyond your miserable little diseased existence? Think about the Jello with Lunch, think about your Navel Lint, think about the dried Boogers on your chin.....BUT stop posting here! You are incapable of getting beyond the thought of the Shaat in your Panties.
Now Go find an Orderly to clean you up.....make her earn the wages We the People pay her to clean up your miserable life!
You despicable piece of human debris!
bye bye unions

United States

#49 Nov 20, 2012
glad the unions saved 18,000 jobs, oh that is right - they let all the union workers down again.

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Smart Liberal wrote:
Stop and think about this. 18,000 people are now out of work because 5,300 people refused to take an 8% pay cut as decided by a bankruptcy judge.
This is the court who said the 8% cut is what is needed for the business to stay open.
Because those 5,300 union members would not accept an 8% cut in pay, 18,000 people are out of work.
18,000 jobs gone. How sad.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#50 Nov 20, 2012
I'd say fire the 5,300 bakers and replace with some of the MILLIONS out of work.
The Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#51 Nov 20, 2012
Hostess, union fail to reach agreement, bankruptcy plans move forward

8:10 PM, November 20, 2012

Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day.

The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing on Wednesday in which a bankruptcy court judge will decide if the company can shutter its operations.

The renewed talks between Hostess and The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union came after the company declared last week that it would move to wind down its business and start selling off its assets in bankruptcy court. The company cited a crippling strike that was started on Nov. 9 by the union, which represents 30 percent of Hostess workers.

After making its case to liquidate on Monday, the bankruptcy judge hearing the case noted that the two sides hadn't yet tried resolving their differences through private mediation. The judge noted that 18,000 jobs were on the line and urged the company and union to try to resolve their differences. Both sides agreed to hold mediation proceedings on Tuesday.

In a statement late Tuesday, Hostess said it would not comment on the breakdown in talks other than to say that mediation "was unsuccessful."

Hostess shut down its three dozen plants late last week after it said the strike by the bakers union hurt its ability to maintain normal production. The bakers union says the company's demise was the result of years of mismanagement, however, and that workers have already given steep concessions over the years.

Hostess, weighed down by management turmoil, rising labor costs and the changing tastes of Americans, is making its second trip through Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. The company, based in Irving, Texas, had brought on CEO Gregory Rayburn as a restructuring expert in part to renegotiate its contract with labor unions.

The company reached an agreement with its biggest union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, on a contract that dramatically reduced pension contributions, as well as slashing wages and health benefits. But the company said the bakers union stopped returning its calls about a month ago. The Teamsters urged the smaller union to hold a secret ballot on whether members wanted to continue striking. Many workers in the bakers union decided to cross picket lines this week, Hostess said it wasn't enough to keep operations at normal levels.

Rayburn said that Hostess was already operating on razor thin margins and that the strike was the final blow. The bakers union meanwhile pointed to the steep raises executives were given last year as the company was spiraling down toward bankruptcy.

The company's announcement last week that it would move to liquidate prompted a rush on Hostess treats across the country, with many businesses selling out of Twinkies within hours.

Even if Hostess goes out of business, its popular brands will likely find a second life after being snapped up by buyers. The company says several potential buyers have expressed interest in the brands. Although Hostess' sales have been declining in recent years, the company still does about $2.5 billion in business each year. Twinkies alone brought in $68 million so far this year.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#52 Nov 20, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Hostess, union fail to reach agreement, bankruptcy plans move forward
8:10 PM, November 20, 2012
Hostess Brands Inc. lived to die another day.
The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing on Wednesday in which a bankruptcy court judge will decide if the company can shutter its operations.
The renewed talks between Hostess and The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union came after the company declared last week that it would move to wind down its business and start selling off its assets in bankruptcy court. The company cited a crippling strike that was started on Nov. 9 by the union, which represents 30 percent of Hostess workers.
After making its case to liquidate on Monday, the bankruptcy judge hearing the case noted that the two sides hadn't yet tried resolving their differences through private mediation. The judge noted that 18,000 jobs were on the line and urged the company and union to try to resolve their differences. Both sides agreed to hold mediation proceedings on Tuesday.
In a statement late Tuesday, Hostess said it would not comment on the breakdown in talks other than to say that mediation "was unsuccessful."
Hostess shut down its three dozen plants late last week after it said the strike by the bakers union hurt its ability to maintain normal production. The bakers union says the company's demise was the result of years of mismanagement, however, and that workers have already given steep concessions over the years.
Hostess, weighed down by management turmoil, rising labor costs and the changing tastes of Americans, is making its second trip through Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. The company, based in Irving, Texas, had brought on CEO Gregory Rayburn as a restructuring expert in part to renegotiate its contract with labor unions.
The company reached an agreement with its biggest union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, on a contract that dramatically reduced pension contributions, as well as slashing wages and health benefits. But the company said the bakers union stopped returning its calls about a month ago. The Teamsters urged the smaller union to hold a secret ballot on whether members wanted to continue striking. Many workers in the bakers union decided to cross picket lines this week, Hostess said it wasn't enough to keep operations at normal levels.
Rayburn said that Hostess was already operating on razor thin margins and that the strike was the final blow. The bakers union meanwhile pointed to the steep raises executives were given last year as the company was spiraling down toward bankruptcy.
The company's announcement last week that it would move to liquidate prompted a rush on Hostess treats across the country, with many businesses selling out of Twinkies within hours.
Even if Hostess goes out of business, its popular brands will likely find a second life after being snapped up by buyers. The company says several potential buyers have expressed interest in the brands. Although Hostess' sales have been declining in recent years, the company still does about $2.5 billion in business each year. Twinkies alone brought in $68 million so far this year.
"Hostess, weighed ...... and the changing tastes of Americans"

This is not true. First Lady Michelle Obama has changed school lunches to exclude unhealthy foods like Hostess products.

This is simply more job reductions by the Obama Administration!

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