That IS something he would do - “give” Hostess to the union.
Rush said there was a petition on "We The People" asking if the President should Nationalize Hostess.
I think that is a white house web site.
The brand’s too valuable, and the recipes are unique (eat a fruit pie from the grocery store’s generic brand and you’ll see).
KC started shutting down mills in the US. Same story - unions knocking the sh!t out of them. Atlas came behind them (company started from nothing) and bought up their shuttered plants. No unions, and they are turning a healthy profit right here in the US of A.
IBC is gone, but Hostess will rise again. They will sell to someone who’ll operate it without union bakers, they’ll do a deal with the truckers, and that will be how it ends.
Seattle won’t get their bakery back, probably, but maybe something in Skagit County will open, at least locally.
Bimbo bakeries may buy it - they have the cash. That would give them a HUGE entre to the US market. Nabisco might buy it too.