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1 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:40 PM PST by Jean S
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Hostess Plans to Liquidate After Mediation Fails

11/20/2012 4:46:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/12 | JULIE JARGON And RACHEL FEINTZEIG
Hostess Brands Inc. said Tuesday night that mediation talks with its bakers union failed and the company will proceed with plans to close down and sell its assets.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 7:04:00 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Who do the bakers think they are, a bunch of public school teachers - the Mexicans can bake these cupcakes and ship them over the border.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 7:07:05 PM PST by Ciexyz
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18,500 American jobs headed to Mexico. Another big “win,win” for the union Neanderthals.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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Union busters at work - ‘tis a beautiful thing.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 7:09:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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is the union retarded or what?


8 posted on 11/20/2012 7:14:37 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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Was the union negotiating in good faith? When does a national strategy of showing the union is unafraid to shut down a business become a breach of fiduciary responsibility to the locals involved?

In all but four states, strikers are ineligible for unemployment compensation. Does the liquidation of the business "end" the strike or lock it in for perpetuity? If the former, was that the quid pro quo offered to the locals, that they'd have a few years of bennies from Obama while the national played out its strategy?

9 posted on 11/20/2012 7:19:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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Meditation? I just don’t think sitting there cross-legged and humming is going to bring those people to an agreement.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 7:27:02 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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The Hostess CEO was interviewed last week and said it was over.

This is the failing of both the media and their liberal aspirations. They think "over" only means over for the people that run the business and that now they can take over and make rainbows, chewy bears and unicorns fall from the sky.

14 posted on 11/20/2012 7:31:12 PM PST by Baynative
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Did they really expect the unions to give an inch?


15 posted on 11/20/2012 7:42:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Let them eat food stamps and unemployment checks... hell, they’ll be doing better than most of us...


18 posted on 11/20/2012 7:43:32 PM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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Prayers for all of the folks caught up in this disaster who wanted to keep their jobs.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:29 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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So the union would rather that it’s members be out of jobs completely than have jobs with a paycut? Especially in this economy?


42 posted on 11/21/2012 5:36:10 AM PST by Pinkbell
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What I'd like to see is some Republican leaders (oxymoron I know) publicly bash the unions DAILY for destroying these jobs. They prefer instead to let the unions control the message talking about how the money hungry vulture capitalists plundered the company and ruined these poor workers lives. Our political consultants are idiots.

We are at political and cultural war with these people and we have to use every tactic in the book to expose them. Please, no more Mr. Nice Guy, kick them in the teeth instead! Figuratively speaking of course...

46 posted on 11/21/2012 7:43:16 AM PST by Reagan is King
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What’s needed is to give the workers the option of de-certifying the union by secret ballot, and just going back to work.


47 posted on 11/21/2012 9:13:09 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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A WSJ editorial today claimed that human resources costs for the bakers are not out-of-wack at Hostess, and not the big operartions cost factor sapping Hostess revenue as much as the work rules of the Teamsters Union (requires anyone BUT NOT the driver be part of loading a truck and some products cannot be assigned to the same trucks - increasing how many employees and how many truck routes it takes to get Hostess products distributed). And the Teamsters accepted their agreement with Hostess, but that agreement did not much change those work rules (Hostess couldn’t get ‘em changed), leaving only the bakers compensation on the table.

It was also said that most of Hostess Teamsters Union drivers were not altogether worried about a Hostess total failure - that union seniority would get them bumped (over existing or new drivers) into Teamsters driver jobs in other companies with Teamsters contracts, while such prospects were not as likely for the bakers.

I am not saying the WSJ oped has the whole story, but that it does present the whole story with information not given much play when “blaming the bakers union” was the only story. I think the real issues are more complex than that.


50 posted on 11/21/2012 10:51:46 AM PST by Wuli
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UNION VICTORY:
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/16/business/maines-striking-hostess-workers-say-companys-collapse-a-strong-message-of-union-resolve/


52 posted on 11/21/2012 2:54:26 PM PST by gsan
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UNION VICTORY:
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/11/16/business/maines-striking-hostess-workers-say-companys-collapse-a-strong-message-of-union-resolve/


53 posted on 11/21/2012 2:54:39 PM PST by gsan
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I guess the Twinkie dies as a result of, YET ANOTHER, demand for employer-paid PET HEALTH INSURANCE. Unions Suck.


54 posted on 11/21/2012 6:55:45 PM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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