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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 13
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2012-11-16 09:25:23 AM
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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 09:22:45 AM
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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 09:17:00 AM
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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 09:17:00 AM
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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 09:11:10 AM
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YEA UNIONS!!!!!
2012-11-16 09:08:07 AM
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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 09:04:32 AM
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Obama is succeeding at his goal of shutting down American businesses
2012-11-16 08:59:14 AM
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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 08:58:50 AM
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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 08:57:43 AM
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Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.
2012-11-16 08:57:30 AM
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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 08:57:02 AM
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inconsolable.
2012-11-16 08:54:11 AM
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"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!
 
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