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Taking Down Twinkies

MariansMusings Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 5:50 PM
While I was driving, Ione of the Hostess union execs ranting. He was saying that while it was regrettable that people were losing jobs, the fact that "vulture Wall Street capitalists" were losing money made it worth while. Since they have just unionized the people who grope us in airports, they will simply move the unemployed Twinkie people over there. Can't be fired, no matter how bad they treat we fliers. Now that Hostess' scalp is on their belt, they are moving to add Walmart's scalp to their belt.

Twinkies selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Union membership dropping steadily over the last decade.

Sound unrelated? They shouldn’t. The fate of the popular sponge cake was in the hands of the unionized men and women who work for Hostess Brands.

Or perhaps I should say “worked” -- past tense. Because a union-backed strike has killed what the Great Depression couldn’t. Hostess announced recently that they are suspending operations and will be laying off more than 18,000 employees. (Both sides had subsequently agreed to a mediation, but a judge ordered the bankruptcy to proceed.)

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