Where Have All the Twinkies Gone?

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“Non mollare mai”

Since: Mar 11

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#1 Nov 19, 2012
Have we talked about unions yet?


“Its Eaiser to fool people than”

Since: Sep 11

convince them they are a fool

#2 Nov 20, 2012
The worst part is NO MORE HO HO's..I loved Ho Ho's. So soft and squeashy..Anyway..

Second worst is the local teamsters [ Truckers and delivery Driver union] didnt want to lose their jobs so they all voted to take the cutbacks but the Bakers union wouldn't negotiate thinking the company makes too much money and they wanted raises instead. Even if the others went for the cutbacks the bakers union said no.

18,000 Unemployed because of cutbacks to pay for the obamacare law.

Its coming to a company near you.

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#4 Nov 20, 2012
KarlVIII wrote:
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Sniper you are completely void of rational thought
Not everything is the President's fault,
Actually it is Karl..And you telling me it isnt doesn't trump the truth from the CEOs that I get the information from. On Actual news sites...Keep trying Karl.

If you would post an article and link first then I would just post the truth and then we could discuss it properly..But instead you just toss out rambling obamazombie deflections and insults and never provide any proof of anything we can see from your leader.

Its going to be a rough 4 years Karl..I would suggest you tell your kids to work harder because obama wants half their paychecks too..lol..

To pay for the 63% of obama voters..lol..But about Union Twinkies and ho's Karl..You havent a clue..

“Listen up !”

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#5 Nov 20, 2012
Death of Twinkies: A Union Contract Hit

By Dennis Kneale

Published November 19, 2012


In the death of Hostess Brands, progenitor of Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Ding Dongs and other artery-clogging, icing-adorned icons of Americana, plenty of factors get the blame.

Management didn’t cut deep enough, soon enough. Plants didn’t update. Marketing failed to innovate. The product line stayed unstintingly junky, defiantly flouting America’s reluctant reset to low-fat fare.

But the real reason Hostess had to die at this particular time? This was a union contract hit.

And that offers a disturbing glimpse into the delusional, drunk-with-power mindset of unions -- which represent barely 7% of the private work force in the U.S.-- as they embark on a second term of way-too-cozy relations with their supplicant in the White House.

President Obama, ever grateful for the millions of dollars and thousands of foot soldiers provided by union support, will continue trying to end-run Congress and make it easier for unions to sink their hooks into business.

Yet unions are in stark denial of the need for significant cutbacks in their lush contracts if their employers are to survive. This is especially true in the demise of Hostess Brands.

Hostess’s hired gun and CEO, Gregory Rayburn, the workout “cleaner” creditors had brought in to try to save the company, had said repeatedly that he would have to shut it down unless a dozen unions accepted cutbacks in pay, benefits and stupid, featherbedding union work rules.

Even the Teamsters had agreed to his plan.(And those guys “will crack you over the head,” as a union guy warned me many years ago when a strike loomed at the Detroit News and I, a lowly intern, had said I might cross any picket line.)

But the 5,600 workers in the bakers union at Hostess went on strike. The leadership of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers whispered to workers that the company was bluffing, or a white-knight buyer may emerge. Hard to know whether this was blatant deception or foolish miscalculation; I’d suspect a bit of both.

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/11/...

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Nov 26, 2012
youtube.com/watch... ………Twinkie Twinkie little Star unemployement line the employees are,,,,unemployement Line Talkin?

I liked Twinkie

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#7 Nov 26, 2012
Frozen Ding Dongs were my favorite.

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