Unions prepare to strike if Hostess m...

Unions prepare to strike if Hostess motion passes

There are 141 comments on the Emporia Gazette story from Apr 10, 2012, titled Unions prepare to strike if Hostess motion passes. In it, Emporia Gazette reports that:

If a motion to eliminate the labor agreement between unions and Hostess Brand passes before a federal judge, the Bakery Confections, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union will strike.

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Since: Oct 11

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#21 Apr 19, 2012
Thats because welfare is too high as well.
This country is being dragged into the trenches supporting the cesspool of trash these days
unknown

Longmont, CO

#22 Apr 19, 2012
icu_ wrote:
Oh good. Union name calling...one of theusual thug tactics.
Let me explain something to you. You are unskilled. Anyone can do your job. People would gladly do your job for less than half what you are being paid.
The perty is over. You got too greedy.
Now go figure out how you will exist on welfare because that is your future
Being a bread salesman is not an easy job. It is very physically and mentally demanding. U work early and long hours in all types of conditions. U say anybody could do it, but that doesn't mean it will get done the correct way. Don't judge something u have no clue about.
twinkette

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Apr 19, 2012
You are too funny. I work in a thrift store with the ceiling falling down, when it rains hard the roof leaks in quite a few places. If there is any wind with the rain the side wall leaks also.When people come in and see the rain leaking down on the shelfing they turn around and walk out. At least 3 times a month the circuts blow out and we only have lighting in half the store and it stays that way until the electrician can get there. So this welfare cesspool trash didn't help bring this company down they did it to themselfs. So go play some golf on our dime and I will take my own advice and ignore you.
Hey ICU

Madison, TN

#24 Apr 19, 2012
Unless you are Bill Gates, I doubt you are as high and mighty as you can pretend to be on topix. LOL. You sound bitter toward the workers for some reason. Are you one of the workers, formerly protected by the Union, that took a job in management, where they quickly fired you? They invite the really horrible workers "ON UP" to get them out from under Union protection. It must be you. LOLLOLOL

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#25 Apr 19, 2012
Hhaa now the thuggery resorts to even more name calling and apparent insults
Its no big deal. They will find out soon no unemployment if you are on strike and their union coffers are empty
Their wives can strip though if they look decent enough to bring food money home but most likely they are not the best looking and may have to do more than disrobe
The life of a union thug goes on
Hey ICU

Madison, TN

#26 Apr 19, 2012
Why is it so hard for you to believe that some of us will just move on? As far as the Union goes, they started docking my pay the day I started working there. It was already well established. You are the one putting people down. Besides, why are you sweating it? Let the so called "cesspool" lose their "wonderful" jobs. Whats your story morning Glory? As far as I'm concerned, timing my exit just right means a beautiful summer on Norris Shores teaching my kid what is really important in Life. By all means, tear up the contracts,I mean we just want to take care of the people we Love. I am sure you have a family, right? Since thats no longer feasible here, we are off.
breadman69

North Scituate, RI

#27 Apr 20, 2012
THe unions won't strike because they have no balls. They know that the company won't survive, so the unions will continue to bend over and take it up the poop shoot. After this they will be making even less than they did before and continue to be the lowest payed and overworked people in the industry. Wow, what a union.(sarcasm) You all complain about the job and pay, BE AGGRESSIVE AND GO TRY TO FIND ANOTHER JOB!
UNITE

Layton, UT

#28 Apr 20, 2012
ive been makin 17 dollars an hour for oh 7 YEARS now !!!!! come on look at gas prices!!! food prices!!!!! got alot of mouths to feed!!!!! gotta get some cost of living dam we get a raise and they take it OH WE NEED MORE MONEY FROM OUR EMPLOYEES!!!! THE HEART OF THE PRODUCTS !!!! WELL WE NEED MONEY TO SURVIVE !!! WERE CALLING YOU OUT HOSTESS BRANDS!!
ouch

Madison, TN

#29 Apr 20, 2012
UNITE wrote:
ive been makin 17 dollars an hour for oh 7 YEARS now !!!!! come on look at gas prices!!! food prices!!!!! got alot of mouths to feed!!!!! gotta get some cost of living dam we get a raise and they take it OH WE NEED MORE MONEY FROM OUR EMPLOYEES!!!! THE HEART OF THE PRODUCTS !!!! WELL WE NEED MONEY TO SURVIVE !!! WERE CALLING YOU OUT HOSTESS BRANDS!!
13.47 an hour. They say you need to pay a little more for insurance. With what? Someone at UT done a study and said that in order for people to just get by, they need to make $14. Every dollar is gone! My kid gets sick and we need $15 for office copay,$20 for medicine copay. I spent $40 at the grocery store and it only filled two bags. These guys in Knox took better insurance and other things in previous years, instead of pay raises. Then on top of that, you get off on Monday night and friday night. Not even enough time to do anything, like a side job to supplement our failing income, besides sleep. Can't make chicken soup out of chicken shit. Hey, I know how hostess could save money... On construction side jobs I do, I hire a laborer. The labor gets paid for working. Get rid of the pos CEO's and pay your employees that actually produce your product and make the factory function. No, thats makes too much sense. What is the, "HEY that would work, NO come up with the most ridiculous failure of a plan possible and run that" Mentality?

Since: Oct 11

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#30 Apr 21, 2012
What you people do not understand is that the question of being paid becaue of what hospital bills, groceries etc has no relevance on what you are worth. Mexicans could do your jobs at a much lower wage and would be happy to do it.
icu racist

Madison, TN

#31 Apr 21, 2012
SO RUN IT! You racist pig. I hope they get the jobs, then sue you all for being racist. It wont be hard to prove.
UNITE

Layton, UT

#32 Apr 21, 2012
they say they lost 341 million in 2011 well maybe its all those bonuses they give all management and cost of living raises, we all want a cost of living raises and want us to pay for it. ok lets hire people with no intelligence to make the bread or cake so it turns out like crap even worse than now then no one will really buy it. if i lose my job over someone off the street that will work for much less well i wont ever buy hostess or wonder ever again and my family will follow and friends and there families and there friends get it hostess brands!!!so why even bother running if your going to make crappy product just to save a buck.
BREADOG

Troy, OH

#33 Apr 21, 2012
ITS SWIRLING THE DRAIN BOYS
breadman69

North Scituate, RI

#34 Apr 21, 2012
Eventually this company will hit rock bottom and simply go out of business and liquidate their assets. No fear though, someone will come in and purchase the right to distribute the name brands. But it will never be the same. Some people will not go back, and yes, not as many people will buy the brand because of bad blood.
Ouch

Madison, TN

#35 Apr 21, 2012
Brian Driscoll and others gave themselves HUGE raises in the months running up to bankruptcy. Driscoll went from $750,000 to 2.4 million. 50% to 300%in raises. We are 19,500 strong. Most of us can not afford to live as it is, Strike! I support American made. I believe this country will see a revolution soon enough. ICU keeps talking about social welfare, but corporate welfare has many more zeros on the end. Oh, the power of a boycott. Poor lil ICU is the one on this forum with entitlement issues, he thinks he is the 1%. That is Hilarious.
breadman69

North Scituate, RI

#36 Apr 21, 2012
Brian driscoll's $1.6 million dollar raise, along with other ceo's raises still do not equal the amount of money this company has lost over the past year. something like $330 million. The company's over head is obviously to high and they will only become profitable when they cut the dead weight.
haha

Butler, PA

#37 Apr 21, 2012
hostess is a joke!
twinkette

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Apr 21, 2012
My son in-law has his own business and makes close to 1 million a year. He hired a mexican on a work visa, took pity on this guy and his family, helped him get citizenship for him and his wife. This guy had three kids, so my son in-law thinks he's doing the right thing and he pays this guy around $18.00 an hour. Come to fine out on top of all of what my son in-law was doing for him, he's collecting about $1.000 a month in food stamps under his wife's maiden name. He would have never known this had it not been for the the welfare office sending him a questionaire. My point is that this is why mexicans will work for less, because they kown how to work our system better then we do at our tax dollar expense, so if wonder bread wants to hire a bunch of mexicans, then there bigger scum bags then we give them credit for .

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#39 Apr 21, 2012
icu racist wrote:
SO RUN IT! You racist pig. I hope they get the jobs, then sue you all for being racist. It wont be hard to prove.
Racist? huh? Well let me tell you something. I could care less about you calling me a racist. I dont care one bit. But you liberal slime ball show me where my post had one word of racism in it?
You stupid union libbies using the same od race cards are so stupid no one even listens anymore
icu racist

Madison, TN

#40 Apr 21, 2012
icu_ wrote:
<quoted text>Racist? huh? Well let me tell you something. I could care less about you calling me a racist. I dont care one bit. But you liberal slime ball show me where my post had one word of racism in it?
You stupid union libbies using the same od race cards are so stupid no one even listens anymore

Why say Mexicans would do the work for alot less? In this crappy economy and wal-mart, McDonald's business models, anybody without a job would work anywhere. Just because they are immigrants that speak spanish, does not make them Mexican. What does race have to do with Low wages? Wal-Mart+welfare=The South

Also your use of the word cesspool referring to humans, slave owners thought people with melanin were not capable of living their own life without being told how. Hitler and all his fire spitting emotions toward Jewish people. Let me guess, you are a white man, middle aged, IDK what your role is with Hostess, but you are in a position of power, even if it is just an HR secretary. Just enough to make you think you are somehow a superior human to the rest of us.

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