Skip to comments.Manhandling Hostess, Big Labor Costs 18,500 Workers Their Jobs
Posted on 11/18/2012 2:02:15 PM PST by IBD editorial writer
Politics: Union intransigence and unrealistic expectations at Hostess Brands have forced the bakery to shut its doors permanently and throw 18,500 people out of work. So much for Big Labor caring about the little guy. A down economy and two restructurings in three years left Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Sno Balls, in dire fiscal straits. The company warned its workers, union and nonunion, to make concessions or everyone would go down in a liquidation. Instead, one union, the AFL-CIO-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM), imagined the company was bluffing and went on strike.
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If they lost their jobs on strike, do they get taxpayer-funded unemployment?
My guess is yes.
King Obama, our beloved dictator, will make sure the union jackasses will get freebies equal to their lost paycheck plus some fun food stamp money. New voters in the pocket for 2014.
Good luck finding another job . . . ever.
As soon as a potential employer sees “Hostess” on the work history they will be shown the door. No one with 10% of the brains of a jackass will hire anyone who is proud of driving their former employer out of business.
They can’t bail out “the Twinkie factory”, there is already enough of them working for the federal government!
Obama owes the unions, big time.
That's all you need to know to answer your own question.
He may owe Trumka, but why should he care anything about some union members? They’re spread all over the country.
Occupy is done. They are not needed now that the election is over.
A Labor Victory Over Hostess (satire)
Oh; great graphic. . .
That bakers union President made $210,000+ a year and benefits that put compensation over $260,000 from what I read. 100% of that comes off the back of exploited workers.
They don’t care. They have their chocolate socialist. Barack Hussein Obama, mmmm mmmm mmmm.
I have a question???
Since the biggest part of the Twinkie business is actually baking and packaging the product and there are approximately 5,000 bakers doing that, what the h*ll is Hostess doing with 13,500 Teamsters???
Put it another way: Big Labor convinced a bunch of feeble minded Obama Voters to ditch their $45,000 factory jobs plus benefits over $3,000.
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