Jegred2: They should fire them all, hire replacements, and not deal with any unions.
WelldeadLink: No Twinkies!?!?!?!/who put !? on opposite corners of the keyboard?!
JimmyTheHutt: Would it be too much to ask the NY Post to tell us the origin of this conflict?
HowlingPook: Not a problem, it's the new cycle of American business. Hostess workers strike, Hostess goes broke and liquidates, Bain or similar company buys the company for pennies on the dollar and sells it to Bimbo or one of the other big bakers. Bimbo builds a huge bakery in a right to work state and pays workers 1/2 what the union cost and Twinkies/cupcakes are available again at slightly higher cost.
SundaesChild: I haven't had a Twinkie in years.
Brick-House: Hey everybody, let's go on strike forcing the company out of business then we won't ever have to go to work agin. Yay!!!
Psylent1: I expect the brands to survive; Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and the little bags of donuts are too well known not for some other company to buy, but the Company over all seems doomed.
Lee Jackson Beauregard: The other side of this storyIn the union's own words
Gunderson: When the CEOs and the board of directors start driving Ford Festivas, then I'll feel bad for the company." Hostess Brands announced last week it would roll back the pay raises it gave top managers in July 2011 prior to the company's filing for Chapter 11 this past January. While it was boosting managers' pay, Hostess eliminated its 401(k) match for rank-and-file workers and laid off 10 percent of the workforce, according the New York Post."So they screwed the workers and gave themselves raises. So now you have a workforce that is bitter and has low morale. hmmm...I wonder why they are going under
GBmanNC: Lee Jackson Beauregard: The other side of this storyIn the union's own wordsThings start making more sense when you get the other side's story:""Our members reviewed the analysis of this company's business plan provided by a highly respected financial analyst retained by the company which showed the plan had little or no chance of succeeding in saving the business but would provide the investors with a windfall. Our members know that this is a company that is controlled by Wall Street private equity and hedge fund firms, whose sole objective is to maximize their own returns, not rebuild the company for the long haul," Hurt stated."
Sum Dum Gai: Honestly, when you are the largest seller of baked goods in the wealthiest nation on Earth and you're not able to avoid bankruptcy, that's total farking mismanagement of the company. You can blame unions or competitors or low-carb dieters or whatever, but at the end of the day, you had more than enough opportunity for success and you failed anyway.
mekki: Does anyone eat Hostess any more? When every grocery store chain, heck, even larger gas station like 7-11, Wah-Wah or Sheets has their own cupcakes, cakes and other pastries fresh from the local bakeries, does anyone turn to Hostess any more for their snacks?
Peter von Nostrand: Unions are useless and management can always be trusted to do what's right by their workers. Just ask those coal miners that got laid off after the election
Brick-House: Just because, I'm going to apply rule 34 to this thread...Hostess Cream Filling.
surrealbowl: Company is bankrupt but an 8 percent cut is too much.
TV's Vinnie: What a bunch of Bimbos./too subtle?
Deep Contact: That's what unions do; shut down companies.
SDRR: am anti-union.
GORDON: When do the Chinese take over the snack food industry for America?
swangoatman: Why would anyone want to own or start a business where the employees set the rules? I guess I did not build that right?
paygun: There's a reason why unions don't start their own companies.
jaybeezey: I'm curious as to the actual wages paid to pump sugar cream into twinkies and whether I'd think its a fair wage or not.Not every job is worth $20hr.
Snarfangel: If that's the case, they deserve to go bankrupt.
LordOfThePings: Snarfangel: If that's the case, they deserve to go bankrupt.[dada.warped.com image 411x230][i2.listal.com image 422x230]They went bankrupt. Twice.
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