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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

Cuban Peete Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:05 PM
Well, this is bittersweet. On the one hand it is good that a company that contributed so much to empty calories and the huge obesity crisis in this country will no longer be able to sell its poison to the consumers. On the other hand, a lot of union employees will have to look for work elsewhere. I'm really torn on this one. Are they big enough for a GM style bailout? I guess not since Obama is not offering to bail them out. Guess I'll just consider it another bump on the road.
Cyc Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:41 PM
Twinkies have been around since the 30's, and back then there was no concern about transfat and empty calories. Childhood obesity is a recent development due mostly to the popularization of television and video games. Its a sedentary lifestyle that makes kids fat, not a delicious creme filling in the middle of a tasty chocolate cake surround by yummy chocolate icing. In Obama;s economy most everyone has had to cut back and make sacrifices, but the unions feel like they're above that. I took pay cuts and I have a job. All the unons have done is kill a wonderful thing like Ding Dongs...oh yeah and put 18500 people out of work. I bet the union leaders have plenty of emergency cash stashed away.
Joseph64 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 4:50 PM
Kids didn't start packing on the pounds until some time around the 1980's when home computers, video game systems, and other electronic gadgets took them away from physical play. Parents threatening to sue kids sports associations like Little League and Pee Wee Football if their kid falls down and hurts himself are also taking their toll because these organizations have to take out bigger and bigger insurance policies every year which takes money away from the games the kids play. Unsafe inner city schools and playgrounds also have a hand in the increasing number of housebound kids who are terrified for their lives to go outside to play.
Jon Russo Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:16 PM
It's nobody's business what I eat.
Cuban Peete Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:43 PM
Well, technically, it is the food companies' business, literally, to provide all the food products that we consume. What you probably mean is that it's not a proper function of the coercive power of the state to mandate what you are allowed to eat. You must learn to read my comments with a lighthearted attitude lest you jump to the wrong conclusions. Freedom is easier when one accepts one's true master.

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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