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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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To: Past Your Eyes
Good. Damn the unions anyway. Good luck finding another job, maggots.

I wonder if a business could ask applicants if they have ever been member of a union in previous jobs. If the answer is yes, you could say "Well then, bye".

51 posted on 11/12/2012 4:04:05 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Nachum

Bring it all to Texas, we can bake for America without unions!


52 posted on 11/12/2012 4:04:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Hostess (Interstate Brands) was in BK some years ago.


53 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:04 PM PST by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: Nachum

“...following a nationwide strike by its bakers union”

GOOD FOR THEM!! I will have to go out and buy some twinky’s this week


54 posted on 11/12/2012 4:15:06 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: omega4179

Wyatt’s Twinkie!


55 posted on 11/12/2012 4:21:09 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Nachum
Crocodile tears moment.

2 of the 3 states went for Obama. 2 of the 3 states have Democrat governors. Let them figure out how to make up for the lost jobs & taxes.

Since these people didn't like the way Hostess was running their business, now they'll have plenty of time to come up with their own baked-goods products to sell to the public.

56 posted on 11/12/2012 4:25:46 PM PST by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Einherjar
women,children, minority EBT card holders hit haardest !

Haha! Yes!

I can't afford Hostess Cupcakes anymore.
57 posted on 11/12/2012 4:25:53 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Why yes, indeed they are!

Apparently, those Union workers think filing for Chapter 11 is merely a low down, dirty, company accounting trick to cheat honest hard workers from annual pay and benefit increases.

I honestly can't tell you how much a package of Hostess brand snack cakes costs today, since I stopped buying them several years ago.
Size vs price, and product quality questions have been iffy for several years.
Frankly, I am never happy to buy packaged foodstuffs from “Union employee” producers.

OTOH, I also don't buy meat products from Tyson Foods, because of the number of illegals they habitually employed.

Today, we are faced with an unholy union of “Unions” representing both illegals and sub-standard production companies in our food chain supply.

Good thing I know how to cook from scratch!

58 posted on 11/12/2012 4:26:41 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: carlo3b
Screw You, we're from Texas

An anthem if I ever heard one!

59 posted on 11/12/2012 4:27:18 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Nachum

This makes me livid, they have jobs, yet they are still angry at their employers, Moochele is eating their cake while she tells us it’s bad, the economy sucks, they are able to work, yet they don’t, fire them all, unions are driven by greed, traitors!


60 posted on 11/12/2012 4:30:34 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: StormEye

Just wait. I bet Pres. Obama’s Labor Relations Board intervenes and says that Hostess can’t shut the factories merely for a labor dispute. Refer to Boeing’s attempt to close a union shop in Seattle and transfer work to a new plant in South Carolina. Disallowing the plant closures would only be an evolved position from that.
I hope the Hostess owner goes Galt.


61 posted on 11/12/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: billorites
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."

Dang it, that is funny. I had just cleaned my monitor - now it has a fresh spray of coffee, once again. Thanks, I needed a laugh!

62 posted on 11/12/2012 4:33:55 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: CodeToad
Nothing, I mean, nothing, says ‘stupid’ like ‘Obama Voter’.

Ah, and then there's the GOPe selecting rinos to run for prez!

There's the "stupid" voter, and then there's the Stupid party!

Stupid like 'republican party elite'

63 posted on 11/12/2012 4:36:26 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: CodeToad
Nothing, I mean, nothing, says ‘stupid’ like ‘Obama Voter’.

Ah, and then there's the GOPe selecting rinos to run for prez!

There's the "stupid" voter, and then there's the Stupid party!

Stupid like 'republican party elite'

64 posted on 11/12/2012 4:36:38 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Nachum

Hey, if I owned something the unions were successfully killing, I would just shut it down as well and move on to the next thing.


65 posted on 11/12/2012 4:45:13 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Nachum

LET THEM EAT CAKE!


66 posted on 11/12/2012 4:46:35 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Stop and think about what this means to the Unions....
Obama did say he wanted to do to other companies what he did to the auto industry, didn’t he?
Another ‘Employee owned’ business fullfils Obama’s promise to return the wealth to its rightful owners!


67 posted on 11/12/2012 4:48:56 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: billorites

Little Debbie has inexpensive Fig Newtons and Pecan Rolls. They are healthy and good for snacks between meals.

Now, if they would mix them together, we could have a new, healthy item, Fig Rolls.


68 posted on 11/12/2012 4:49:32 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Past Your Eyes
I hope the union gets battered right out of existence. I’d say it kneads to happen.

I love the puns and the punster(s).

Go ahead and call me an agitator.

69 posted on 11/12/2012 4:52:43 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: muglywump
Hostess (Interstate Brands) was in BK some years ago.

I thought I'd read that somewhere and noticed the lack of their products in the stores I rarely enter.

70 posted on 11/12/2012 4:56:57 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: sarasmom
Good thing I know how to cook from scratch!

Moose, caribou, buffalo, salmon, halibut, scallops, shrimp, king crab, ruffed grouse and trout are better tasting and healthier than store bought food.

71 posted on 11/12/2012 5:02:42 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

It almost writes itself.. :)


72 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:02 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Nachum

Let the commie thug bastards eat cake.


73 posted on 11/12/2012 5:17:57 PM PST by RedwM
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To: Nachum
100 years ago Unions were a necessity to stop what was back then true work place abuses in factories owned by ones such as Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, and others. Todays Unions consist of corrupt at the top organizations ran by persons who never did a days manual labor likely in their lives. Today any individual should be able and allowed to bargain with their employer for their own skills worth. The worker of today unlike the 1890’s have many others they can bargain their skills too.
74 posted on 11/12/2012 5:26:33 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Nachum

obama will take care of them.


75 posted on 11/12/2012 5:33:21 PM PST by sport
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To: billorites

POST OF THE DAY! Love it! :)


76 posted on 11/12/2012 6:15:34 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Sometimes true.

But using flour, cornmeal, rice, oatmeal, yeast, sugar and salt, corn, green beans and/or tomatoes with bacon fat will always make anything edible, palatable!

Hint to the stupid: When home canning vegetables, it is extremely important to fill the sterilized jar to the brim, and ensure it is properly boil sealed.
Otherwise, it's just another 5th grade science experiment in growing deadly poisons...

77 posted on 11/12/2012 6:19:03 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: Bon mots; All

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

Exactly. EVERY business owner across the LAND needs to stand up to these leeches.

Take away their jobs. Start your company up again under another name, while letting the Public know who you were/are.

NEVER allow another Union Thug on your property. Ever.

God. Bless America.


78 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:44 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

Hostess needs to reorganize under bankruptcy and get rid of the unions.


79 posted on 11/12/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: Nachum

Shrug baby shrug.


80 posted on 11/12/2012 6:26:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
Obamunism. I am a proud Antiobamunist. Have been since 2008.

To celebrate Hostess having a steel spine, I will purchase a box of Ding Dongs, although I will make sure they were delivered to the Grocery Store before this news was announced.

Remember, Jesse Jackson admitted that he spit (spat?) in White Folks food when he worked at a restaurant in his youth.

81 posted on 11/12/2012 6:43:23 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
Wyatt’s Twinkie!
82 posted on 11/12/2012 7:05:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

good for them.strikes closing businesses..


83 posted on 11/12/2012 7:24:42 PM PST by dalebert
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To: dfwgator

84 posted on 11/12/2012 7:26:02 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Nachum
Public Service Announcement: Unions Kill Businesses and Industries

Unions are the barnacles on the ship of success.

85 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:47 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

The fruit pies don’t taste very good anymore...”sigh”.

I heard that Hostess was done for on NPR, I think...the early a.m. Market Watch? This was 4-6 months ago.

I’m sick of the “news”.

I’m really, really sick of the sexcapades in the CIA/FBI. They take us for fools. And from the election results...they won.


86 posted on 11/13/2012 7:45:52 AM PST by Pigsley
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