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Labor Unions Kill the Twinkie and 18,000 Jobs

Kachina27284 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:34 AM
Tallahassee weeps. This is Eastern Airlines Redux. A repeat of a business that went over the cliff due to a union playing chicken. It will not be the last.

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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