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Union Strikes May Halt Twinkie Production
Yahoo ^ | Feb. 14th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 02/14/2012 2:03:09 PM PST by stillafreemind

Twinkie lovers may want to stock up on their golden Hostess treats. This time it is not the food police who are threatening the yummy cakes. ABC News says teamsters are making strike threats to Hostess, which is in an operational bankruptcy at the moment. If there is a union strike, production of Twinkies will cease

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hostess; strike; twinkie; unions
I didn't think jobs were so plentiful that the unions could just help companies go under like this. I think give and take is the only way for this company to stay afloat.
1 posted on 02/14/2012 2:03:24 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

NOW they have gone too far!


2 posted on 02/14/2012 2:05:20 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: stillafreemind

L

3 posted on 02/14/2012 2:05:35 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: All

Next stop Mexico.. El Twinkio...


4 posted on 02/14/2012 2:06:50 PM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: stillafreemind

5 posted on 02/14/2012 2:07:59 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: stillafreemind

Striking at a bankrupt company?

Why is that even allowed?


6 posted on 02/14/2012 2:07:59 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: stillafreemind

First they came for the Twinkies ...


7 posted on 02/14/2012 2:09:13 PM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already to support Holder's people)
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To: stillafreemind
Well, I'm sure Michelle would like to see production of twinkies grind to a halt. After all, she has teachers inspecting children's home-packed lunches to make sure they meet federal mandates.

Get the Obamas out of the WH now!!!

8 posted on 02/14/2012 2:09:52 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: stillafreemind
Twinkies are as good as gold in Obamaland(Zombieland)....Ask Woody..LOL
9 posted on 02/14/2012 2:10:18 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: stillafreemind
Archie Bunker won't be happy!
10 posted on 02/14/2012 2:11:45 PM PST by thedrake
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To: GeronL

The way I read it, Hostess is in a working bankruptcy and asked the Judge to help them trim some costs. Pensions, wage freeze and upping the workers’ cost for health care.

The Union went nuts and said NO WAY!


11 posted on 02/14/2012 2:11:52 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

suggestion to Hostess: call Caterpillar for advice...

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120203-713375.html


12 posted on 02/14/2012 2:11:58 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: stillafreemind

No wonder companies are leaving America.....


13 posted on 02/14/2012 2:13:50 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: nascarnation

Thanks for that link.


14 posted on 02/14/2012 2:14:33 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: dfwgator

Now that’s a big Twinkie!


15 posted on 02/14/2012 2:14:47 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: stillafreemind

16 posted on 02/14/2012 2:17:20 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: stillafreemind

17 posted on 02/14/2012 2:18:01 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: stillafreemind

Damn, now I want a twinkie!


18 posted on 02/14/2012 2:18:15 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: stillafreemind
Dammit.

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19 posted on 02/14/2012 2:22:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: stillafreemind

Rosie O’Donnell On Suicide Watch?


20 posted on 02/14/2012 2:24:42 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: stillafreemind

Union Twinkies probably wouldn’t even survive a nuclear blast.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 2:27:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: stillafreemind

Striking while the company is in bankruptcy?
No problem. Shut the doors and move on.
Oops. No job. Oh well go to the union for a check...........


22 posted on 02/14/2012 2:27:50 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ETL

MMMM Nothing like a nice twinkie dog!! LOL

Weird Al “Twinkie Dog”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-_FO9p8Xdg


23 posted on 02/14/2012 2:27:58 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: All

Twinkie bacon cheeseburger.

24 posted on 02/14/2012 2:33:08 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

Two deep fried twinkies and a Guiness stout.

Life is good.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 2:50:05 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: stillafreemind; All
Hell, it don't make no difference anyhow ... not since sugar ain't sugar and all the stuff that made 1950's American snacks the best on the planet got FDA'd out of what made it all taste good.

I enJOYED rotting my teeth out with the crap I ate back then.

26 posted on 02/14/2012 3:03:37 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: stillafreemind
In the super bowl commercial for gm, there was a reference to twinkies.

Was that a warning of a strike?

27 posted on 02/14/2012 3:14:24 PM PST by A Cyrenian (Missouri heading to the SEC.)
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To: stillafreemind

If the company goes Chapter 7 the Twinkie name, trademark and recipe will just be sold off to some other company to satisfy the debts. And I’d be willing to bet a non-union company will buy them.

Unions sure know how to shoot themselves in both feet and in the a*s at the same time.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 3:15:00 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: stillafreemind

They should all lose their jobs. Give them to the unemployed. Screw unions everywhere. I’m sick of all of these leftist thugs. The rest of us working stiffs should go on strike. Liberals everywhere deserve to go bankrupt.


29 posted on 02/14/2012 3:21:47 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Unions sure know how to shoot themselves in both feet and in the a*s at the same time.

Remember Eastern Airlines?

30 posted on 02/14/2012 3:22:23 PM PST by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Screw ‘em all. Make your own.

Twinkie Recipe

Yellow Cake Mix
4 eggs
1.5 cup milk
Banana Pudding mix (not instant)
-Grease and flour 2 15”x10.5” cookie sheets. Half of batter into each one. Bake 10 to 15 miinutes at 350 degrees.

Filling: 0.5 cup milk, 3 tbsp flour: mix on stove until thick. Cool unitl warm. Add 1 cup sugar, 0.5 cup crisco shortening, 0.5 cup butter (recipe states margarine but I don’t use it), 1 tbs banana extract. Blend 5 minutes.

Spread filling on one cake, add second cake to the top. Cut into individual servings.


31 posted on 02/14/2012 3:27:55 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Exactly ! All the other Union crap I can be civil about, but take my Twinkies hostage and it’s lynching time !


32 posted on 02/14/2012 3:31:48 PM PST by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: stillafreemind

For those that fear twinkie withdrawal, some self-help.

http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/hostess-twinkie-recipe.html


33 posted on 02/14/2012 3:41:29 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: stillafreemind

They would rather be out of work than help their employer survive.


34 posted on 02/14/2012 3:43:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: stillafreemind

The strike is salvation

The union will be locked out and new workers hired at an affordable rate and pension and benefits retored at a more reasonable level.

When the violence starts, Teamsters will begin to die


35 posted on 02/14/2012 3:46:19 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: stillafreemind

Let them (The Union) eat cake!!


36 posted on 02/14/2012 4:02:50 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: stillafreemind

Hostess has 39 bakeries throughout the United States, so it would be a good idea to use its Chapter 11 to have production only in Right to Work states.

If they couldn’t do that in a straightforward manner, then Hostess’ owners could set up a parallel company, take Hostess into Chapter 7 (liquidation), sell off its useful assets to the new company, along with its patents, copyrights and trademarks.

The new company would need to re-brand the Hostess name and the names of their products, but otherwise they would be back in business without debt, and no nasty union contracts.


37 posted on 02/14/2012 4:10:53 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: stillafreemind
now yer messin wi the law!!!

38 posted on 02/14/2012 4:26:20 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: stillafreemind

****If there is a union strike, production of Twinkies will cease***

Hopefully there will be one less twinkie in the WH after November.


39 posted on 02/14/2012 5:16:40 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Wingy
Unions sure know how to shoot themselves in both feet and in the a*s at the same time.

Remember Eastern Airlines?

Also the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad. The Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks decided to show The Rock that they meant business... in the aftermath, any really important RI assets were snapped up in the subsequent "fire sale," the marginal branches were either abandoned or left to small outfits with low labor costs, and there were a lot of EX-railway clerks who found out that taking the company's scalp didn't put much food on the table.

Mr. niteowl77

40 posted on 02/14/2012 5:36:53 PM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: Wingy
Unions sure know how to shoot themselves in both feet and in the a*s at the same time.

Remember Eastern Airlines?

Also the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad. The Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks decided to show The Rock that they meant business... in the aftermath, any really important RI assets were snapped up in the subsequent "fire sale," the marginal branches were either abandoned or left to small outfits with low labor costs, and there were a lot of EX-railway clerks who found out that taking the company's scalp didn't put much food on the table.

Mr. niteowl77

41 posted on 02/14/2012 5:37:33 PM PST by niteowl77 (Mitt Romney: the horse the GOP intends to ride into the abyss. Or is it the other way around?)
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To: stillafreemind

Whew! Just in time to save Jerrold Nadler!


42 posted on 02/14/2012 5:38:20 PM PST by longhorn too
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