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Killing The Goose

ScienceSquid Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 12:28 AM
Did you even read the article? Of course the work rules and union contracts were a major part even if there were other circumstances. The killing blow was the lack of concessions by the unions. But it's all good - the unions will not be rehired by any derivative companies forming out of the Hostess ruins, and less garbage will be produced. Win, win, except for the possible exception of the public forking over unemployment checks.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 1:47 AM
What did you expect out of Dark-Nighty except to deny, deny, deny the obvious?

Perhaps management did see this scenario looking down the road, and so scrambled to pack their parachutes as best as possible in advance of the inevitable. Unions didn't disappoint the old crystal ball -- they did what was entirely predictable.

In the meantime somebody is going to resurrect the goose in friendlier environs as those brand names are classic. Mexican owned Bimbo with bakeries in the USA look like a good possibility.

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children's fairy tale.

Many people think of labor unions as organizations to benefit workers, and think of employers who are opposed to unions as just people who don't want to pay their employees more money. But some employers have made it a point to pay their...