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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hostess Brands -- the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread -- announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them.

    The closing will result in Hostess' nearly 18,500 workers losing their jobs as the company shuts 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide. The bakers' union represents around 5,000.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/16/news...ing/index.html



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    A bad nutritionally as this stuff is I still love it!

    Sad day...

    Don't worry though, Wally-World or some Eastern company will pick up the pieces, fire the union employees, cut quality corners and ramp up production...

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    Yeah heard this on National Proletariat Radio this morning.

    Hostess, Checker Cab.... any other examples of companies folding due to union activity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    Yeah heard this on National Proletariat Radio this morning.

    Hostess, Checker Cab.... any other examples of companies folding due to union activity?
    Checker too?

    That really sucks, far as I know they were the last "real" car company....You know 18ga metal and full frames...

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    ooooo where do we go to get one of those old checkers?????
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    I posted this yesterday.

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...y-last-forever

    seeing as my thread died and this one floats... what do you guys think of this slant:

    management was trying to make union workers the scapegoats for a plan by "Wall Street investors" to sell off Hostess.


    The union said the private equity and hedge funds that control Hostess did not live up to promises to modernize plants and trucks but

    grew the company's debt

    while rewarding themselves financially.
    That sounds like the Bain method to me.
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    sorry.. I missed most of yesterday.. husband had surgery
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    Quote Originally Posted by opal View Post
    ooooo where do we go to get one of those old checkers?????
    Read wiki for a bit and it sounds like the 80's were the last year of full production, kind of hard to decipher but Checker may still have been stamping out replacement "parts" in one factory or another into this century...


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    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    Silly goose. Do you REALLY expect people to USE the search feature BEFORE posting? Really?
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    Perhaps BIMBO could take over. I know they're trying to purchase the Sara Lee Bakery close to where I grew up. Oh the memories of rushing to the bakery store after school. The packages were all fogged over because the product had come straight off the line.

    I say that the non-union employees should treat the union workers like "scabs". Give 'em a taste of their own medicine.

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    Hostess may be going out of business. But you'll still be able to buy their Twinkies at garage sales for centuries to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStarLocke View Post
    I say that the non-union employees should treat the union workers like "scabs". Give 'em a taste of their own medicine.
    I'm not against unions, not for them either...If they help management and employees come to an equitable agreement that serves both parties then cool..

    It's when neither side is willing to budge in order to get the job done that I have problems with both sides...

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    Forget twinkies, I miss their cousin the chocodile... It has been ages my dear friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Forget twinkies, I miss their cousin the chocodile... It has been ages my dear friend.
    This mythical creature...I must have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    I'm not against unions, not for them either...If they help management and employees come to an equitable agreement that serves both parties then cool..

    It's when neither side is willing to budge in order to get the job done that I have problems with both sides...
    I'm not anti-union across the board, but my acceptance rate of them is very low. I grew up watching unions bully my father every day. My dad has a monk-like calmness about him and unions are the only thing that has brought him to fisticuffs (well that and my sister's loser boyfriends).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    I'm not against unions, not for them either...If they help management and employees come to an equitable agreement that serves both parties then cool..

    It's when neither side is willing to budge in order to get the job done that I have problems with both sides...
    I am similarly indifferent to unions... my only gripe is laws that give unions special privileges that non-union employees would not have or limit the flexibility of the employer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStarLocke View Post
    This mythical creature...I must have it.
    caveat: I have not used this site.
    http://freshchocodiles.com/

    But I think I just might, my child should not have to go through life without ever having a chocodile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    I'm not against unions, not for them either...If they help management and employees come to an equitable agreement that serves both parties then cool..

    It's when neither side is willing to budge in order to get the job done that I have problems with both sides...
    It's why there should be competing unions. IN this instance, the Teamsters agreed to the new deal, but the bakers went on strike. (Seriously? Word to the wise - if the Teamsters take the deal, and you don't, you're really being unreasonable.)

    If there were a couple of bakers unions competing....of course, since we don't have much in the way of jobs these days anyway...
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    I don't see how anyone is going to survive the nuclear holocaust without any twinkies.

    This is a sad day

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    The company was poorly run and should have been shut down. It was shut down. This is more markets are supposed to work. Better run companies like the Mexican based Bimbo and the Georgia based Flowers will expand. In fact, I know a guy who works for Flowers and he said that his company just took on an additional 3 feet of bread space in an area grocery store chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Bernanke View Post
    I don't see how anyone is going to survive the nuclear holocaust without any twinkies.

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    There are two of these plants in my area, the people that voted for the strike did so due to pension cuts , not the health increase , not the pay cuts.I think it was a poor decision, but , hey just my take.
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    I don't know from Twinkies, never had one. But no more Zingers? No more HoHo's? No more of those cupcakes with the creamy filling and rubbery, but delicious frosting with the crunchy curlycues?

    This is a tragedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy31416 View Post
    I don't know from Twinkies, never had one. But no more Zingers? No more HoHo's? No more of those cupcakes with the creamy filling and rubbery, but delicious frosting with the crunchy curlycues?

    This is a tragedy.
    Ya those are the best. Not that I've had one in several years. Not that they aren't available for about a dollar in a vending machine about 100 feet from my cubicle where I work every day. But they are the best.

    *Runs to vending machine*
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Not that I've had one in several years.
    Yeah right. Stoners like you are what kept them in business this long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erowe1 View Post
    Yeah right. Stoners like you are what kept them in business this long.
    At 6'1" and 144 lbs. I guess it's no wonder they went out of business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    At 6'1" and 144 lbs. I guess it's no wonder they went out of business.
    What do you eat when you get the munchies? Prunes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Ya those are the best. Not that I've had one in several years. Not that they aren't available for about a dollar in a vending machine about 100 feet from my cubicle where I work every day. But they are the best.

    *Runs to vending machine*
    Haven't had one in years either, but that is serious nostalgia food for me. Mom used to occasionally pack them in the lunchbox as a special treat. I might have to buy one when I go to the store today, just to mop up my tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy31416 View Post
    Haven't had one in years either, but that is serious nostalgia food for me. Mom used to occasionally pack them in the lunchbox as a special treat. I might have to buy one when I go to the store today, just to mop up my tears.
    They don't taste as good as they used to. I don't know if they changed, or my tastes changed, or both.

    But here we are, admitting that we haven't had any in years, while speculating why the company failed. Duh.
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