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(CNN)   Mmmmm, liquid twinkies   (money.cnn.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, picket lines, Hostess Brands, Teamsters, Mulally, equity stakes  
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1677 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Nov 2012 at 4:35 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-13 12:27:21 AM  
That's for dessert after the liquid chicken
 
2012-11-13 04:46:15 AM  
The company is bankrupt and wants to keep as many bakers around as possible but can't pay them their previous salaries.

So of course the union wants the company to pay their full salaries and keep all the bakers on staff.

So hundreds of people are going to be out of work because of the union's stubbornness.

I have to hand it to the Teamsters, though. They sensibly agreed to the reductions in order to keep maximum employment.

I can see where the bakers' union is coming from, but what are their real choices? They aren't real bakers. They are assembly line personnel who aren't connected to any actual baking. No one is going to be knocking down their doors to hire them.
 
2012-11-13 05:28:24 AM  
The best thing to put on Liquid Twinkies is Liquid Hotdogs and Liquid Squirt Cheese

/wonders if anyone 'll see what he did there
 
2012-11-13 05:37:31 AM  
"The company announced Monday that it was closing bakeries in Seattle,"...

DAMN YOU!! My local cupcake factory got shuttered!?
 
2012-11-13 05:48:03 AM  
votenoonquestion3.org
 
2012-11-13 06:55:36 AM  
incredible. gottdamm cash cow, frickin americans love their ooie gooie sugar induced snacks. greed greed greedy greed.
 
2012-11-13 07:57:51 AM  
Somebody call Mitt. He has a plan to save these jobs.
 
2012-11-13 09:34:15 AM  
BCTGM Members Initiate National Strike at Hostess Brands

In an inspiring display of courage and conviction, members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) have gone on strike against Hostess Brands beginning Friday, November 9...

The contract calls for extreme wage and benefit cuts which amount to 27- 32% overall, with an 8% wage reduction imposed immediately. The company unilaterally ceased making contributions, required by their union contracts, to the workers' pensions in July 2011. Hostess has also imposed draconian cuts in health benefits and eliminated the eight-hour workday.

//Since the union's website has crashed/ burned/ been hacked, I thought some of you would like to see their side of the story.
 
2012-11-13 10:18:52 AM  
I love Twinkies, but if they can't make their product and a profit without paying their employees a fair LIVING wage, then they deserve to go into liquidation. I highly doubt that economic conditions really changed so much since the days when people could work one job, get paid enough to live on, and be able to provide their families health care. If companies were able to compensate their employees fairly then, how is it so impossible to do so now?

A healthy twin-packed helping of the "haha.jpg" Quaker dude with creamy whipped filling to YOU, Hostess. You farked up. Now go away and take your sweet, sweet morsels of golden cake with you.
 
2012-11-13 12:18:50 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: The best thing to put on Liquid Twinkies is Liquid Hotdogs and Liquid Squirt Cheese

/wonders if anyone 'll see what he did there


A liquid Twinkie Wiener sandwich?

/Thanks, now I have the UHF theme song stuck in my head.
 
2012-11-14 07:40:16 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The company is bankrupt and wants to keep as many bakers around as possible but can't pay them their previous salaries.

So of course the union wants the company to pay their full salaries and keep all the bakers on staff.

So hundreds of people are going to be out of work because of the union's stubbornness.

I have to hand it to the Teamsters, though. They sensibly agreed to the reductions in order to keep maximum employment.

I can see where the bakers' union is coming from, but what are their real choices? They aren't real bakers. They are assembly line personnel who aren't connected to any actual baking. No one is going to be knocking down their doors to hire them.


Yeah, blame the unions for management running the company into the ground. That chicken must be raw by now.
 
2012-11-14 07:44:25 AM  

cretinbob: AverageAmericanGuy: The company is bankrupt and wants to keep as many bakers around as possible but can't pay them their previous salaries.

So of course the union wants the company to pay their full salaries and keep all the bakers on staff.

So hundreds of people are going to be out of work because of the union's stubbornness.

I have to hand it to the Teamsters, though. They sensibly agreed to the reductions in order to keep maximum employment.

I can see where the bakers' union is coming from, but what are their real choices? They aren't real bakers. They are assembly line personnel who aren't connected to any actual baking. No one is going to be knocking down their doors to hire them.

Yeah, blame the unions for management running the company into the ground. That chicken must be raw by now.


I didn't blame anyone for running the company into the ground.
 
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