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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

Dan_NV Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:01 AM
At issue here are the unions, not Hostess. When unions get a clue that the companies they work for are their employers and not the unions, they might strike a balance between management and labor. However, the unions think that companies "owe them a job, high wages and exorbitant benefits. I welcome the 18,500 newly unemployed to the reality the rest of us have had to live with for the last four years.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:07 AM
I wouldn't welcome all of them, just the union members who wouldn't end the strike to save their jobs. And I hope those people don't get unemployment.
Dan_NV Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:09 AM
I don't wish unemployment on anyone, just an awakening to the reality of the foolishness they have been living in.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:13 AM
Well Dan, they not only did it to themselves, they did it to thousands of their co-workers who didn't want to strike. They deserve to suffer for that.
mariner5 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:35 PM
No sympathy for self-inflicted unemployment.

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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