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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

Blind Avocado Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:23 AM
I think you're right. I'm sure there was a huge failure in management. In the autopsy I'm sure they will find that management did not want to modernize the company and streamline operations to make it more efficient, and tried to make up for it by lowering employee pay. It also could be that the union would not allow modernization because it would eliminate jobs. There is probably plenty of blame to go around.

Labor Unions have officially killed off the Twinkie. The company that makes the yummy treat announced today they will start to downsize operations (a.k.a. fire people) as a result of a long battle with union workers.

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it had sought court permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Hostess said a national strike by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that began last...

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