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(KFAB Omaha)   The company that makes Twinkies goes outta business just as pot is legalized in Colorado and Washington? Couldn't they hold on a few weeks more?   (kfab.com) divider line 50
    More: Ironic, United States bankruptcy court, Colorado, Hostess Brands, striking workers, twinkies, snack cake, KFBK, going concern  
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2012-11-16 08:51:25 AM
I have never eaten a Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 08:51:36 AM
It's like raaaaaaain,,,
 
2012-11-16 08:52:10 AM

Chelle82: I have never eaten a Twinkie.


Last chance!
 
2012-11-16 08:53:07 AM
I'm waiting for the far right to blame Obama and the unions. Keep an eye on Adam Baldwin's Twitter feed. I'm sure he'll post something later this morning.

Some food company out there will pick up some of these brands at a steep discount and make them in their factories.
 
2012-11-16 08:54:11 AM
"Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

Yay Unions!
 
2012-11-16 08:54:22 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Chelle82: I have never eaten a Twinkie.

Last chance!


I took for granted that they'd always be there if I got a hankering.

/Is this part of the 1000 years of darkness foretold by Mrs. Chuck Norris?
 
2012-11-16 08:55:06 AM
You chose an article from yesterday that obviously cannot even know about today's announcement? And out of all of yesterday's sources, you chose one as trusted and well-known as KFAB News Radio?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732455630457812263256084 2 670.html
 
2012-11-16 08:55:17 AM

BravadoGT: "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

Yay Unions!


It would be hilarious if bankruptcy court awards Twinkies Ding-dongs and other assets to the union in order to pay off the company's debt.
 
2012-11-16 08:55:50 AM
This article is from yesterday... Did enough workers return?
 
2012-11-16 08:55:53 AM

BravadoGT: "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

Yay Unions!


Let the union buy the assets then.
 
2012-11-16 08:56:15 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches to be extinct?

guyspeed.com

It's okay, my mom buys Twonkies
 
2012-11-16 08:57:02 AM
media.tumblr.com 

inconsolable.
 
2012-11-16 08:57:04 AM
Tallahassee is going to be PISSED
 
2012-11-16 08:57:30 AM

BravadoGT: "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

Yay Unions!


Even the teamsters, who after accepting a pay cut after seeing the books, told the baker's union that Hostess wasn't bluffing.
 
2012-11-16 08:57:43 AM
Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.
 
2012-11-16 08:57:47 AM
Tallahassee has a sad.
 
2012-11-16 08:57:57 AM
www.spectacularry.com

Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area.



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So the psychokinetic energy in the New York area is going bankrupt?



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2012-11-16 08:58:24 AM

zekeburger: I'm waiting for the far right to blame Obama and the unions. Keep an eye on Adam Baldwin's Twitter feed. I'm sure he'll post something later this morning.

Some food company out there will pick up some of these brands at a steep discount and make them in their factories.


Oh believe me, they've already been screaming "unions!" as the management drove it into the ground, even though the unions made concessions just last year to keep the company afloat. The employees were hosed over, plain and simple ,but bad management and worse owners.
 
2012-11-16 08:58:27 AM
Twinkie the Kid and Tallahassee are inconsolable.
 
2012-11-16 08:58:33 AM
images.teamsugar.com

Not mah fruit pies!
 
2012-11-16 08:58:38 AM

Rhames: 2.bp.blogspot.com

Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches to be extinct?


D: D:
That is completely revolting
 
2012-11-16 08:58:50 AM

lenfromak: BravadoGT: "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

Yay Unions!

Let the union buy the assets then.


I'm sure Hostess won't care who buys the assets, if the union wants to buy the assets i'm sure they can. However, if you buy the assets, and pay the people the price they are demanding, then you'd end up in the same boat.
 
2012-11-16 08:59:09 AM
Fear not! Twinkies are made by other companies up here in Canuckistan.
We made be able to fix you up, man.
 
2012-11-16 08:59:11 AM

boarch: This article is from yesterday... Did enough workers return?


No.. they are closing down at this point.
 
2012-11-16 08:59:14 AM
it amazes me that a company like hostess, which is very popular and sells its products across the country, could possibly be so financially insecure that a strike like this could literally destroy the company. you'd think they must have been making huge profits, and while a strike certainly couldn't help them, it is something they could have weathered. were they really running on such narrow profit margins, that one work stoppage could ruin them? and if the unions were strangling the company, couldn't they have just raised their prices or something to offset their workers' high wages? i'm not a business major, but this whole situation bewilders me.

personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.
 
2012-11-16 08:59:27 AM
i491.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-16 08:59:44 AM

Chelle82: Debeo Summa Credo: Chelle82: I have never eaten a Twinkie.

Last chance!

I took for granted that they'd always be there if I got a hankering.

/Is this part of the 1000 years of darkness foretold by Mrs. Chuck Norris?


Only 1,000 years? What happens then? Will the oil we've taken out of the ground suddenly be regenerated?
 
2012-11-16 08:59:57 AM
I'm not sure igniting a stoner rebellion will be all that effectual against the union.
 
2012-11-16 09:00:07 AM
Frito-Lay, maker of Funyuns, wanted for questioning.
 
2012-11-16 09:00:23 AM
One of the local headlines this morning.

Link
 
2012-11-16 09:00:24 AM

Bisu: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732455630457812263256084 2 670.html


Now, we all know the fun on Fark isn't looking at the article. The fun is to base your post on the witty headline the subby posts, with hopes the entire article is summed up in that witty headline.

/at least that's what I do.
//dnrta
 
2012-11-16 09:02:39 AM
Yes, it's the unions fault that the company was looted by management and run into bolivian. Damn those unions for giving in to management for years instead of making them honor their agreements.
 
2012-11-16 09:02:50 AM

enderthexenocide: it amazes me that a company like hostess, which is very popular and sells its products across the country, could possibly be so financially insecure that a strike like this could literally destroy the company. you'd think they must have been making huge profits, and while a strike certainly couldn't help them, it is something they could have weathered. were they really running on such narrow profit margins, that one work stoppage could ruin them? and if the unions were strangling the company, couldn't they have just raised their prices or something to offset their workers' high wages? i'm not a business major, but this whole situation bewilders me.

personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.


They got involved with a hedge fund that saddled them a few hundred million in debt for short term profits and huge executive bonus. Now they can't repay the debt so will fire the employees, liquid date the profitable brands and take their severance packages. It is the american way.
 
2012-11-16 09:02:58 AM
Dan White is rolling in his grave.
 
2012-11-16 09:03:23 AM
People, PEOPLE...let's not panic here. Part of the bankruptsy restructuring is selling off the assets and also the rights and technology to make these products.

If that doesn't happen fast enough for you, Make your OWN gotdamn twinkies.

How to make fresh warm Twinkies - Video
 
2012-11-16 09:04:16 AM
Here is the joke. During the most recent reccession the mantra of business trying to cut costs has been "If you don't like it, go get a job somewhere else" But now if they are basically quitting and you cannot hire anyone, the solution is to shut down the business and blame the protesting workers trying to get more pay.

Ya know... if you paid the workers more, raised the cost of the product, you wouldn't need to shut down.

But then again, i bet the sales people have made such sweetheart contracts with business for their product that they cannot raise their prices
 
2012-11-16 09:04:32 AM
Obama is succeeding at his goal of shutting down American businesses
 
2012-11-16 09:05:13 AM

enderthexenocide: personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.


My CSB:
Yesterday, I was in the Harris Teeter and went to the snack cake shelf section, something I do for myself maybe once a year as a treat.
Little Debbie Swiss Rolls were $1.27 per box.
Hostess HoHos were $4.49 for the same-sized box, six packages of two cakes.

Strangely, all the other boxes of Hostess snack treats were also priced at $4.49, not matter what they were, Ding Dongs, Twinkies, etc.

The Hostess products had awesome graphics and colors on the boxes, but five bucks is too much to pay for a dozen HoHos. I bought the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls.
 
2012-11-16 09:08:07 AM
I'm sure all these workers were more than happy to exchange their crappy low-paid jobs for no jobs right before Christmas. They had to teach The Company a lesson, right?

/Hint: The Company doesn't love you. Never did, never will.
 
2012-11-16 09:08:22 AM

bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.


Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.
 
2012-11-16 09:10:36 AM

enderthexenocide: it amazes me that a company like hostess, which is very popular and sells its products across the country, could possibly be so financially insecure that a strike like this could literally destroy the company. you'd think they must have been making huge profits, and while a strike certainly couldn't help them, it is something they could have weathered. were they really running on such narrow profit margins, that one work stoppage could ruin them? and if the unions were strangling the company, couldn't they have just raised their prices or something to offset their workers' high wages? i'm not a business major, but this whole situation bewilders me.

personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.


during a slow economy name brand snacks are one of the first things to go, and my guess is they have had to keep the margin very low to begin with. Rising fuel prices affect raw material and shipping prices, so my guess is their costs have gone up considerable over the last several years. Then add in a country that is getting pretty down on foods that are filled with sugar and preservatives, it is kind of a perfect storm for a company like hostess.
 
2012-11-16 09:11:10 AM
YEA UNIONS!!!!!
 
2012-11-16 09:11:17 AM

Dick Gozinya: Yes, it's the unions fault that the company was looted by management and run into bolivian.


They're moving to Bolivia?
 
2012-11-16 09:17:00 AM

ghare: bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.


Let me find my little violin to play for you.
 
2012-11-16 09:17:00 AM

kkinnison: Here is the joke. During the most recent reccession the mantra of business trying to cut costs has been "If you don't like it, go get a job somewhere else" But now if they are basically quitting and you cannot hire anyone, the solution is to shut down the business and blame the protesting workers trying to get more pay.

Ya know... if you paid the workers more, raised the cost of the product, you wouldn't need to shut down.

But then again, i bet the sales people have made such sweetheart contracts with business for their product that they cannot raise their prices


they have been raising the costs of their products, when you raise the cost to the consumer, the consumer rations and buys less of them, or they pick another option.
 
2012-11-16 09:18:18 AM

ghare: bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.


if they could make more somewhere else, why don't they? If there were higher paying jobs nearby, then they probably wouldn't be striking at this one.
 
2012-11-16 09:21:21 AM

king_nacho: ghare: bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.

if they could make more somewhere else, why don't they? If there were higher paying jobs nearby, then they probably wouldn't be striking at this one.


No worries... like a lot of things they'll be coming out of some 3rd world country in no time where labor is a fraction of what it is here in the U.S. It's the American way now.
 
2012-11-16 09:22:45 AM
Why didn't they just go to china and get them made there with even less than reasonable overhead. That's how the other folks work around unions.

Unions that throttle the companies that it's members work for, are a wonderful invention. Offer members the sky, and then put your hand around the company's throat until you achieve it. Sometimes you end-up with what you hoped to get, and other times you end up like David Carradine, dead in the closet.

You know what your labor is worth? Whatever you can get paid for it. If you take your toys and go home (err.. strike, I mean), causing the company to be unable to function... it will be unable to function.. there's no middle ground where it stays open, despite being unable to function.

If it's not enough for you, you need to look elsewhere for work, whether you strike or not, as evidenced here. Of course it's hoped that compromises can be achieved, but it won't happen with a dead company lying at your feet.
 
2012-11-16 09:25:23 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: I'm sure all these workers were more than happy to exchange their crappy low-paid jobs for no jobs right before Christmas. They had to teach The Company a lesson, right?

/Hint: The Company doesn't love you. Never did, never will.


Sadly, the union doesn't love you either. :-(
 
2012-11-16 12:10:07 PM
maybe bimbo will pick them up

and then they can stop using that ridiculous name they are currently using
 
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