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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

drrod Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:39 PM
Joseph, would you work for $10.00 per hour? This is what these employees would make after the second bankruptcy. There is a point of diminishing returns. Remember these employees were making $45,000 in 2005. I get your point about customers stop buying at a certain price point. It would be better to have a job, I agree, but these workers find that they can get more on unemployment while they look for another job. I wish this were not the case but it is. I blame management for ruining the company. I mean two bankruptcies within 7 years. It can't be all about wages paid to the employees. Other companies making similar products are able to make a profit with the same union workers. Just saying.

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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