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Hostess Brands permanently closing 3 bakeries following employee strike
Associated Press ^ | 11/12/12 | Staff

Posted on 11/12/2012 3:01:06 PM PST by Nachum

IRVING, Texas — Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it from producing and delivering products. Hostess warned earlier this month that the strike, by about 30 percent of its workforce, could lead to bakery closures. It said Monday that it will close bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati that collectively employ 627 workers. The company has about 18,300 employees. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers

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KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; bakery; bhoeconomy; brands; carbs; closing; hostess; layoffs; nutrition; obamanomics; permanently; union
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 3:01:18 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 11/12/2012 3:02:16 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Atlas Shrugged


3 posted on 11/12/2012 3:05:27 PM PST by omega4179 ( el 0bama comio un perro)
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To: Nachum

Good. Damn the unions anyway. Good luck finding another job, maggots.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 3:07:19 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Damn the unions anyway.

But these are bunch of real loafers.

5 posted on 11/12/2012 3:08:14 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Nachum

What a Bunch of Twinkies(tm) - Wonder(tm) what these Ding Dongs(tm) were thinking.....


6 posted on 11/12/2012 3:08:20 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Nachum

Reality certainly is hitting the residents of Obamanation quickly. Who would have ever thought one might lose one’s job while engaging in a strike during a horrible economy? That NEVER happens in the land of liberal unicorns!


7 posted on 11/12/2012 3:09:09 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Nachum

Going straight out to buy a Hostess fruit pie to celebrate some more union libtards losing their jobs on my way home.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 3:12:27 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Past Your Eyes
getting dough to be a loafer
9 posted on 11/12/2012 3:13:14 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

Bet they’ll never see that kind of dough again.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 3:13:19 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Nachum

Good for Hostess!


11 posted on 11/12/2012 3:13:28 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum
— and that we will close the entire company if widespread strikes cripple our business,” Hostess Brands CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said.

Telling the unions to take their 'blackmail' and shove it. Good for them.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:05 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: libertarian27

If you're jonesing for your fix give me a call!

13 posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:46 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Nachum

Several Hostess plants here in Indiana are on strike.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Nachum

There are some great Twinkie recipes online.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 3:14:50 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

Tough twinkies, turkeys.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 3:15:12 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: freeangel

women,children, minority EBT card holders hit haardest !


17 posted on 11/12/2012 3:15:40 PM PST by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Nachum

Going Galt.

Destroy them.
Union maggots will never find another job.
Starve the beast.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 3:15:51 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Past Your Eyes

This same thing happened in Sugar Land Texas ten years ago, with Imperial Sugar world headquarters, and factory.. THe Union demanded a 17% increase and the Comp offered 9%, and told them if that wasn’t enough, that they would close.. Unionites told them to TRY..

They closed the whole damned thing down.. POOF! I live about 5 miles from there I could hear the sobs and whining from there for months, saying that this couldn’t happen.. but it did.. They’re still crying.. DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!!! LOLOLOL


19 posted on 11/12/2012 3:16:43 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Nachum

20 posted on 11/12/2012 3:17:13 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Nachum

One more time ....boo frickin’hoo! Sorry I lost all sympathy for the enemy the night Obama won re-election....well no it was well before that.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 3:17:41 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: C210N

I hope the union gets battered right out of existence. I’d say it kneads to happen.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 3:20:09 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Nachum

Hmm.. hard to imagine which side the pResident and bridezilla are going to fall here.

BO should side with the Union (but who cares, he ain’t runnin’ again), but bridezilla should fall on the ‘less junk food’ argument.

Still amazing how someone with a beam as broad as that can try to lecture on diet....UNLESS, of course she fesses up she been piggin’ out for years....

So guess time to pull up an easy chair and start munchin’ popcorn....


23 posted on 11/12/2012 3:21:14 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: Nachum

Hostess filed Chapter 11 and the leaches still want to bleed them dry. This is what the leaches have done and will continue to do to our country. They do no care.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 3:21:19 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Nachum
Absolutely gotta love this:Screw the union! Gregory has cojones that clank when he walks.
25 posted on 11/12/2012 3:23:09 PM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: Nachum

26 posted on 11/12/2012 3:28:44 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Nachum

CEO explains it here:

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1964171708001

The Ding Dongs got a cupcake of a deal and more dough in their pension plan that the Twinkies didn’t but this Twinkie strike could snowball into a lot of the other 36 plants closing or even the company shutting down. I doubt that the Ding Dongs will let it happen.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 3:29:11 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JennysCool

Presidential Summit .... Ding Dongs and Twinkie’s aplenty !


28 posted on 11/12/2012 3:29:33 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Nachum

Several years ago a Kaiser ? Alcoa? aluminum plant closed in Spokane, WA. A reporter interview a union worker, about 40ish father etc. The man was crying, literally, and saying that they, the brotherhood had put so much into that plant, he could not believe that it was actually closing. He told how he and the other had fought management and had be on strike three times. . . I quit listening to his sorry ass lament and I wished his children well.


29 posted on 11/12/2012 3:30:23 PM PST by dirtymac
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To: All
"Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union."

GOOD!
This is a GOOD thing!
The more strikes the better.
These folks most likely voted for President Obama and are simply expressing their fervent desire for better working conditions and higher pay. Isn't this what President Obama says America needs? Aren't those evil white guys who operate factories that actually produce something here in America oppressing all those working class people? Keeping their pay low, not giving them a "living wage", not giving them decent "health care"? Yes, closing those factories is a GOOD thing! That will teach those evil white male oppressors that they can't get away with employing people. Besides all that stuff they bake makes people fat anyway.

ALL HAIL OBAMA!

30 posted on 11/12/2012 3:32:45 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Nachum

I hope their union is happy. But they will just blame big bad business, as usual. For all the talk of ‘compromise’, they are the LAST ones to do their ‘fair share’. And this is what it gets them. Choke on it.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 3:34:57 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Nachum
Since we're doing snack cake gags...

I always thought that their slogan should've been, "Come on you sonsabitches, do you want to live forever?"

Marines will get this. :-)

32 posted on 11/12/2012 3:36:26 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: omega4179

“Atlas Shrugged”

Hostess Shrugged. Twinkies no more.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 3:36:32 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum

Striking themselves out of a job. Brilliant! Nothing, I mean, nothing, says ‘stupid’ like ‘Obama Voter’.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 3:36:59 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Nachum

Hmmm
think nayone paid attention that the plants closing are in union states?
none of the plants in right to work states were closed


35 posted on 11/12/2012 3:36:59 PM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: carlo3b

I remember that! We had a contractor over at Imperial Sugar, and when they closed the doors the wailing and nashing of teeth was tremendous.

(Our contractor was IT, not union.) :-)


36 posted on 11/12/2012 3:37:26 PM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Nachum
Stupid unions.

Everybody who has a job should keep that job in this environment.

37 posted on 11/12/2012 3:39:23 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Bon mots

Damn straight!


38 posted on 11/12/2012 3:44:56 PM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: RikaStrom

They were the most obnoxious gang I have ever seen.. They not only had a picket line, they were stopping traffic with petitions that they shoved in your car window demanding you to sign it or they wouldn’t let you pass.. WELLLLLLL, it wasn’t pretty, most of the drivers threw it back at them, but that didn’t dissuade them..

They were back out there the next day.. When the announcement was made, the police had to come out and stop them from breaking all of the windows, and burning the huge tower down.. it was a sight to behold.. LOL


39 posted on 11/12/2012 3:47:11 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Nachum

How’d that whole strike thing work for you, maggots?!?


40 posted on 11/12/2012 3:49:11 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: billorites

Little Debbie, Little Debbie, you make me want to walk.....like a camel!


41 posted on 11/12/2012 3:50:14 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Nachum

Let them eat cake!


42 posted on 11/12/2012 3:50:48 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t Hostess already in bankruptcy?


43 posted on 11/12/2012 3:52:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Bon mots

They don’t need another job. You’re paying them to loaf now.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 3:53:02 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

Ho-Ho Ho-Ho Ho-Ho Ho-Ho


45 posted on 11/12/2012 3:55:57 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SueRae

There was an airline where the flight attendants were negotiating their first contract. The company came to them with an incredible first offer that included a huge pay raise, better work conditions, all sorts of positives but the union said, “Nooooooo...we NEVER take the first offer.”

So several years later, the flight attendants signed the original offer. If I worked there, I would find some way to sue the union to recoup those lost years.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 3:56:50 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: RWGinger; Nachum

“Hmmm
think nayone paid attention that the plants closing are in union states? None of the plants in right to work states were closed.”

When the unions finally give you a good LEGAL reason to say “bye bye” - you don’t want to waste it.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 3:57:30 PM PST by Texaspeptoman (Even cannibals get fed-up with people sometimes...!)
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To: Nachum

I guess the Twinkies and Bud breakfast is going to end.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 3:58:50 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: RobertClark

Just when you think things couldn't get any more bizarre or sordid, David Petraeus is reported to have naked pictures of Little Debbie on his hard drive.

Mrs. Petraeus said to be "livid."

49 posted on 11/12/2012 3:59:12 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Nachum
Good!

As for the junk food cake bakery from PA that my local Publix had a “buy one get one free” sale on today, no I didn't buy your product.
And I won't.
Ever.

People, read the labels on the products you buy!

Sorry Hostess Brands.
Best of wishes for coming out of Chapter 11.
But if you can't work with the lunatic unions and have to shut down completely, just do it quickly, before your suppliers suffer even more.

The seedlings that will rise up from your ashes will know not to grow to big to maintain quality, and won't build factories in hostile states.

50 posted on 11/12/2012 4:03:00 PM PST by sarasmom
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