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Uncontrolable Laughter as "The Five" Discuss The Loss of Twinkies

June56 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:18 PM
Call me grumpy or whatever but don't think this is anything to laugh at. What is it 18,000+ in job loss and these are adults?
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:11 PM
Here's an account of the Hostess tragedy that goes way beyond the typical "greedy, ungrateful union goon" meme popular at pathetic, reactionary websites such as TH:

http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/11/thats-a-big-twinkie.html

As you will see, the employees had already made major concessions. Sucking out more money for executive bonuses, etc. was the last straw.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:39 PM
downtherabbithole Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:24 PM
The best ending would be for another company to buy the assets of Hostess and start back up as non-union and hire all new workers. These workers were offered a choice of benefit cuts enabling them to keep their jobs and made the wrong decision to back up the union by striking. Absolutely no reason to feel one bit sorry for them!
GeoInSD Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:59 PM
I suspect this is what will happen. Hostess and a few of its products are iconic brands. What is a county fair without a deep fried Twinkie? I don't think Hostess will vanish into thin air. The brand does have value and I am sure will be sold in the liquidation of Hostess.

I feel sorry for the employees that did not support the strike. I remember being appalled by union thug tactics when I first heard of them in middle school (we called it jr. high school then). The unions used violence against their opposition. I was even more shocked when a good friend of mine believed that violence is acceptable. (His father is a union guy.)

I don't feel sorry for the employees that supported the strike. That was their choice.
June56 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:07 PM
I agree and invariably there will be many children who will have to feel the pain.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:42 PM
they can buy the physical assets,plants,machines,and raw materials,but the recipes,trademarks,and other process information are Hostess proprietary information.
I've read of other companies looking into buying certain product lines.