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Hostess Mediation Fails, Liquidation To Proceed; Furious Laid Off Workers Now Turn On Labor Union
Zero Hedge ^ | 11/20/12 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 11/20/2012 7:49:57 PM PST by Nachum

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To: GailA
Union was useless when he accidentally fell and damaged his neck and spine and was injured to the point he could no longer do his job.

I read once about a auto assembly plant in California, where a worker was mutilated and killed by a dangerous condition that the workers had been complaining about for years. At the next union meeting a bunch of dead guys friends showed up demanding to know what the UAW shop steward was doing about the death, and the unchanged dangerous condition.

"Nothing." Was the steward's reply. He explained that since the dead guy had not filed a grievance complaining that he had been killed, he wasn't required, under union rules, to take any action.

101 posted on 11/21/2012 8:23:45 AM PST by Pilsner
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To: Nachum

“Laid off”? I thought they were on strike.

Now they’re FIRED.


102 posted on 11/21/2012 8:29:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum
The impact is felt in NJ...


103 posted on 11/21/2012 8:35:22 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s very doubtful that any Twinkies for US consumption will be produced in Mexico. The Bimbo operation bakes its US marketed products in the USA, in Texas to be exact. Isn’t it fitting that the rootin’ tootin’ Twinkie The Kid be reborn in Texas? (even if his parents are the Frito Banditos)


104 posted on 11/21/2012 8:39:18 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s very doubtful that any Twinkies for US consumption will be produced in Mexico. The Bimbo operation bakes its US marketed products in the USA, in Texas to be exact. Isn’t it fitting that the rootin’ tootin’ Twinkie The Kid be reborn in Texas? (even if his adoptive parents are the Frito Banditos)


105 posted on 11/21/2012 8:39:48 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The company was fired in this case... great job bakers union. Wonder what emoluments they will end up getting under the table.


106 posted on 11/21/2012 8:41:16 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
On the for-real side, they joined the union and probably gave up most of their individual rights as part of the bargain.

Ayup, and now we see why "Right To Work" is NOT a bloomin' euphemism.

107 posted on 11/21/2012 8:42:50 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Pollster1

They did this nasty in order to prove their thugliness. At some point ex-workers are going to get tired of this game and say “who needs U” as in “union.” I hope.


108 posted on 11/21/2012 8:44:34 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Cronos

I doubt if Twinkies will be made in Mexico. Few US-grade products are made in Mexico. Imported items are readily available, but they are generally cruder than the average US person expects.


109 posted on 11/21/2012 8:46:18 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I was not thinking about the union MEMBERS suing the Union. I was thinking of the non-members who lost their jobs as a result of the union workers striking.


110 posted on 11/21/2012 8:47:03 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I spotted a Mrs. Freshley clone of Hostess cupcakes — right down to the looped icing stripe — in a gas station yesterday.


111 posted on 11/21/2012 8:50:05 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: GailA

Yup, in the Volunteer State... being in a union is voluntary.


112 posted on 11/21/2012 8:51:11 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Zhang Fei
"Doug Mansky, a Hostess driver in Detroit and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was in the process of moving to a cheaper condominium on Tuesday"

The whole sentence is a non-starter non sequitur. There are no "cheaper condominiums" in Detroit. They're all cheap...

113 posted on 11/21/2012 8:57:53 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: StAnDeliver
The whole sentence is a non-starter non sequitur. There are no "cheaper condominiums" in Detroit. They're all cheap...

He's presumably talking about the Detroit metro area, specifically the part outside of Detroit city limits. The city proper is 82% black.

114 posted on 11/21/2012 9:30:38 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: MissMagnolia
“Knowing” how the Teamsters seem to act when things don’t go their way ..... do you think the Bakery union guys who blew the whole deal for everybody maybe are a little nervous and watching their backs these days ...hmmm?

Miss M, I'd say Mr. Frank Hurt, the president of the baker's union is probably not sleeping very well right now, if one of the quotes from some of these Teamster's members is any indication:

Scott Quenneville, a Hostess truck driver represented by the Teamsters, said he feels his colleagues were misled by Mr. Hurt into believing that a buyer would swoop in for the company...."Frank misled a lot of people. He was not going to settle for anything less than closing the company down, because they didn't want that 8% pay cut," said Mr. Quenneville. "If you don't want the job, leave the job. Why ruin 18,000 jobs?"
Uh, Frank? Happy Holidays. Be careful out there!
115 posted on 11/21/2012 9:33:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: COBOL2Java
115 posts and not a single bimbo picture?


116 posted on 11/21/2012 9:44:47 AM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Zhang Fei
Bimbo could make everything in Mexico.

Bimbo has plants all over the US, so probably not.

117 posted on 11/21/2012 9:46:12 AM PST by NathanR
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To: Zhang Fei
Bimbo could make everything in Mexico.

Bimbo has plants all over the US, so probably not.

118 posted on 11/21/2012 9:46:45 AM PST by NathanR
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To: dfwgator

I’ve worked an several of the Bimbo plants around the USA in a previous job.

They make sure that you know it’s pronounced Beam-bo.


119 posted on 11/21/2012 9:56:57 AM PST by Jotmo (Whoever said, "The pen is mightier than the sword." has clearly never been stabbed to death.)
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To: dfwgator

No. Not only is it pronounced “beembo”, but Ms. Flake is a slut, not a bimbo.


120 posted on 11/21/2012 9:58:51 AM PST by NathanR
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To: Nachum

121 posted on 11/21/2012 10:03:35 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: NathanR
No. Not only is it pronounced “beembo”, but Ms. Flake is a slut, not a bimbo.

I'm sure she'd be highly quailified for either position.

122 posted on 11/21/2012 10:10:29 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Her looks don’t qualify her for a bimbo.


123 posted on 11/21/2012 10:12:56 AM PST by NathanR
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To: MondoQueen

Thomas muffins! That’s my fave brand.


124 posted on 11/21/2012 10:16:50 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: NathanR
Her looks don’t qualify her for a bimbo.

LOL. OK, not in the classical sense. Maybe in the Clintonian sense...of course, he was interested in dating a 515 year old mummy :0)

125 posted on 11/21/2012 10:20:27 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Nachum
The union big wings got their dues. That's all that matters. They have mansions to pay for, right? It's a matter of priority.

Too bad about the suckers who fell for their scam, though. At least Sandy will provide a lot of used, wet cars for them to live in, so all is not lost.

126 posted on 11/21/2012 10:24:40 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Cronos
Grupo Bimbo makes their stuff for the Mexican market. Most likely they’ll buy the rights to the brand in NA and then manufacture the stuff in Mexico to sell north of the border. Bye, bye union jobs...

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They make their stuff in the market that they are sold. They are the largest US bakery, and their stuff for the US is made in the US. They have 49 bakeries and most of their products are made in the same state they are delivered. There is no other way to get the stores fresh bread.

Does everyone really think they can make bread products in Mexico, drive them across the border and then proceed to deliver them all over the US and still manage to deliver fresh bread?

127 posted on 11/21/2012 10:26:03 AM PST by kara37
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To: Zhang Fei

When those trucks begin moving from Medico to the US, I believe their transit is covered under NAFTA. My guess is the drivers are not in the union.

130K a year to drive a truck??? WOW. My uncle was a route guy driving a truck for 40 years and never made a third of that and his pay included commissions.


128 posted on 11/21/2012 10:29:57 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Nachum

It’s been a long time since a union boss turned up dead but this bunch has done so much damage that some of these newly out-of-work guys just might not have their usual sense of humor.


129 posted on 11/21/2012 10:40:59 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kara37

Bread itself, no, but twinkies and ding-dongs, yes.


130 posted on 11/21/2012 10:42:54 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Nachum; F15Eagle; Larry Lucido

A mystery wrapped in a twinkie.

131 posted on 11/21/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: MondoQueen

Entemanns (spelling?) bakery here in Chicagoland. The stuff is pretty darn good, delivered every morning to the market.

I don’t much care for the Bimbo brand sweets. Mexicans seem to have a different taste in sugary foods than we do.

I doubt they will change the flavor, look or whatever of hostess if they buy it. Word is now that a judge will rule they cannot buy it because of monopoly laws or something I had heard on the radio.

Watch for team Obama to basically give the company to the unions, and subsidize it for the next decade.


132 posted on 11/21/2012 11:45:41 AM PST by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Nachum

You can bet your sweet *** I’m never going to make any more smart*** remarks about Bimbo bread in the future. Sheeeee- IT! My good luck, Brad Keselowski, #2 Miller Lite Dodge T-shirt is full of holes now. LOL!


133 posted on 11/21/2012 11:46:10 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Yes, a crazy lib argued with me the other day- she was claiming that we don’t have troops in Iraq or Afghanistan any more. She snidely informed me that Obama had ended the terrible Bush wars and brought all our military home. I am sure she voted, likely more than once.


134 posted on 11/21/2012 12:16:30 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Nachum

Most of those facilities and workers will not be needed, no matter who buys it.

BIMBO already has bread, all they need to do is slap “Wonder bread” on it.


135 posted on 11/21/2012 12:58:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum
You mean the union numbnutz ACTUALLY believed they would get jobz with a new company that will buy Hostess?


136 posted on 11/21/2012 2:12:45 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Zhang Fei

After almost 2 years of being unemployed and underemployed ( and glad to have a job even if temporary) I am just having one heck of a time dredging up any sympathy for any of these union folks.


137 posted on 11/21/2012 2:19:25 PM PST by spudville
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To: Nachum

Your union boss got his and he got yours too. He was a greedy corporatist capitalist bastard all along. He’s probably got another job already.


138 posted on 11/21/2012 2:34:27 PM PST by RedwM
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To: Nachum

At this rate there won’t be too many of us tax payers. Pray for our nation is all I can say.


139 posted on 11/21/2012 3:09:04 PM PST by Alissa
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To: Nachum
S U C K E R S !

140 posted on 11/21/2012 3:13:31 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Pollster1
Typical liberals - slow learners.

You can't fix retarded.

141 posted on 11/21/2012 3:20:45 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: windsorknot

“HOSTESS SHRUGGED”

Yes, and I’m sure many more important people and companies will be heading for the gulch soon too!


142 posted on 11/21/2012 3:21:50 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cpdiii

Mud Man, now there is one slick job.


143 posted on 11/21/2012 3:34:54 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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To: Nachum
The guys I am sorry for are the non-union workers (a majority) that the brotherHOODS screwed over.

As for the union thugs let them eat bark.

I have seen unions reject machinery that made the work place safer. Who cares if an average of 6 of their members per year end up with crush injuries? Not the union! It was the "evil management" who wanted to protect the guys doing a more dangerous then it had to be job.

I have seen them sabotage their own product not because of a labor dispute but from sheer nastiness.

I have seen them come in drunk or high repeatedly and be sent off to rehab at company expense also repeatedly.

Unions are protection rackets and should be shut down.

144 posted on 11/21/2012 3:36:08 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Schadenfreude video/song
145 posted on 11/21/2012 3:55:26 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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146 posted on 11/21/2012 3:57:26 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Let the union pay the members incomes, after all they collected all those union fees for years and decades in some cases, oh wait silly me.
Those fees went to getting rats elected even if the union member did not want the rat.


147 posted on 11/21/2012 4:04:13 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Pollster1
Your comment made me think of this Star Wars scene, only with the former Hostess workers there isn't a happy ending.

"Young fool. Only now at the end do you understand."

148 posted on 11/21/2012 4:05:56 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: MondoQueen
Bimbo's wiki page has them having 35 factories all over the US.
149 posted on 11/21/2012 4:06:49 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: kara37
Does everyone really think they can make bread products in Mexico, drive them across the border and then proceed to deliver them all over the US and still manage to deliver fresh bread?

Even if you could keep the bread fresh, I doubt you could sell it at a profit in Chicago or NYC, after sending empty trucks on a round trip to Mexico, and back, even if you were given the bread at no cost.

150 posted on 11/21/2012 5:31:13 PM PST by Pilsner
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