Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,...

Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

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Since: Nov 11

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#1 Nov 16, 2012
Labor Unions have officially killed off the Twinkie. The company that makes the yummy treat announced today they will start to downsize operations (a.k.a. fire people) as a result of a long battle with union workers.

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it had sought court permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Hostess said a national strike by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that began last week had crippled its ability to produce and deliver products at several facilities.

The liquidation of the company will mean that most of its 18,500 employees will lose their jobs, Hostess said on Friday.

As usual, labor unions have become their own worst enemy.

"We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn said in a statement.

"Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders," Rayburn added.

Love Twinkies? Better stock up now. The Twinkie section of the Hostess website is already out of commission.

I think they cut their own throats. Congrats.


Since: Mar 11

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#2 Nov 16, 2012
What's new? Unions kill more jobs then they protect.99% of the fools that join unions are used only for their money and still lose their jobs.18,000 lost jobs,wonder if those numbers will show up on the weekly unemployment stats or be hidden like the rest have been under Obama. Real unemployment is 14-16%,not the 7.9% that the goverment lies about.Wake up people,you are being lied to.
Please go Escape the USA

Rochester, NY

#3 Nov 16, 2012
Oh, so NOW you're all for saving Union jobs? I thought you hated people who belong to Unions.

You are just a hypocritical DooshTard.
Plus Twinkies, Ho-hos, Sno balls, yodels and Ding Dongs are bad for you. I'm sure you're heartbroken.


Since: Nov 11

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#4 Nov 16, 2012
I think it was up to the Union workers to save their Union jobs.

Looks like they didn't do a very good "job"
Bills 19 Dolphins 14

United States

#5 Nov 16, 2012
There's a brilliant workforce. Since when is no job better than working? Oh wait, I forgot. They'll just sit home and sign up for $60k worth of Obama freebies.
Honey Boo-Boo 38DD

Rochester, NY

#6 Nov 16, 2012
You can't kill a Twinkie, they have a shelf life of 25 years

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