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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

Jon Russo Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:32 AM
Each one manufacturing job, like a baker, "creates" 16 service-sector jobs to support it. The ripple-effect through the economy will be immense. This will go way beyond the 18,500 employees at Hostess. From the mechanics who maintain the trucks, to the accountants who maintain the books, to the plumbers who maintain the boilers, the pain caused by the union will be immeasurable. When we go one step further, we get to all of the products and services those mechanics, accountants, and plumbers used to be able to purchase. Who'd of thought that a bunch of union thugs would choose to go Galt?
traitorbill Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:50 AM
They didn't choose to go Galt. They just followed their blind appetite, and the inevitable happened.
Jon Russo Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:00 AM
Let's just say, Bills, that the result is the same. The baker knew that unemployment was going to happen and s/he chose to be unemployed...and take thousands of people with them.
The Artist Formerly Known as Bill Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:45 AM
Problem is that Galt is not the proper analogy. While they work the line, they are not directly responsible for the outcome of the product's existence. These guys are the monkey wrench thrown into the machine, not the machine itself.

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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