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.
Those not aware, DRAKES cakes belong to Hostess too.,p.No more Ring Dings or Funny Bones.
I heard on one of the talk shows that the unions were so enbedded into Hostess that were not permitted to ship their bread and pastrys in the same trucks.
No, I didn’t know that. No more Devil Dogs??? NO MORE DEVIL DOGS???
I need a drink.
Thanks a lot Obama you SOB.
Indeed, mware. BTW, calling Caligulobama an SOB is far too kind.
Couldn't find any Funny Bones.
Backatcha. You posting those annoying large fonts that destroy a thread on a mobile device screen is just you not controlling your emotions and getting all excited.
I thought I tasted feathers embedded in the last Twinkie I ate.
Obamunism at work!
Hey if the morons didn’t care why should anyone else. Same message for GM, pay back the money then I might consider test driving one of your nice trucks...over to the Ford dealer to pick up a new truck.
Yup, Drakes are gone here in VA, too. I got boxes of crumb cakes for my daughters, ring dings for me, and devil dogs for all of us Friday and Saturday. Nine boxes total for me, 12 boxes total for them. :~) Went out today and didn’t find even one box more.
Make sure y’all note that not ALL unions were against the deal with Hostess.
There were 12 unions in all involved in this deal. Some were astute enough to read a balance sheet.
Heck, they did it to big Steel, and they almost did it to big auto. They continue to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, and yet, they’re too damn stupid to understand why the outcome is always, ALWAYS the same.
A lot of Hostess problems were looting and pillaging by private equity Democrats including the beloved Dicky Gephardt.
I’m sure Baraq will call them out at his next presser.
that and drivers wouldnt load their trucks and workers who loaded one product couldnt load another...
I argued with my friend an Obama union thug. His reasoning was the employees
had to risk losing their jobs because they gave in too many times.
I said to what extent do you demand wages in lieu of the company being bankrupt? There is no hidden gold the company is operating at a loss.
Twit replied, “good I’m glad they went out out business”
Duh? No comment necessary, it’s just the twilight zone.
Years ago I had a friend that worked for Ace Hardware in the warehouse. Every 2 years the contract came up and they would strike, every time. I told him he was being stupid. In the end, Ace closed the warehouse and built a new one 50 miles away and hired all new people. Refused to allow any to transfer.
When there are too many worms in the apple, the apple falls from the tree.
Host-Parasite relationships do not last long.
You can bet that those receiving UE won’t be paying their dues anytime soon ;^)
Wow.... too much 5 hour energy drinks??? Chill.
I’m really curious. I wonder how good those cakes would freeze?
Nine weeks of paid leave? Wow, that's almost as much as a congressman.
To add to your point: good luck finding a job with those types of bennies. How many of these "bakers" were actually bakers in the traditional sense of the word? Probably none; they were factory workers that were trained to tend highly specialized machinery that cranked out pastry by the thousands. Their livelihoods were tied to a machine and that machine just died. Sure, if I made $22/hour with med bennies, a full pension, and 9 weeks off/year I'd think that company revolved around me too, but alas a lot of union workers are starting to realize that they were a mere cog in the machine. They can put "extensive skill operating the Hostess CF725 Twinkie Cream Filler" on their resumes, but I suspect that few potential employers will be impressed.
I’m thinking of transferring them into hard plastic containers or just putting them in the freezer for a while to harden them and then put them in Foodsaver vacuum bags. :~)