Seattle Hostess bakery closing following strike

There are 6 comments on the KOMO News story from Nov 12, 2012, titled Seattle Hostess bakery closing following strike. In it, KOMO News reports that:

Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union.

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#1 Nov 14, 2012
Actually, Hostess filed ch 11 and attempted to keep all jobs. Union refused to take less money during restructuring of Hostess and voted to strike. The company was barely able to keep the bakeries going and the strike took them over the edge. The closings were due to the strike, not the other way around.

I am a union member and I understand fighting for benefits and pay, but striking yourself out of around 650 union jobs is poor decision making.

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#2 Nov 14, 2012
The top 1% have gold parachutes.
filbert-the-dark

Olive Branch, MS

#3 Nov 15, 2012
Its time to move 2 non union states 2 save hostess.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#4 Nov 16, 2012
The sad part is when the workers go looking for another job and the next company sees that the applicant is from a union plant and has been involved in a union shutdown. They want nothing to do with them. It's like inviting CANCER into your healthy body! Thanks,but NO thanks!!!
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#5 Nov 19, 2012
Well,.........wasn't there already plenty of "twinkee-doodles" in your area up there?(but I do hate to see folks lose their job, especially this time of year.)
polak

Wellsboro, PA

#6 Nov 20, 2012
That's just great. Legalize weed, but take away all the munchie foods.

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