Skip to comments.Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:27 PM PST by tobyhill
Several former workers at a Hostess Brands plant in Rocky Mount said Friday they were relieved after the company filed for bankruptcy, seeking to close its operations.
The closings will mean the loss of about 18,500 jobs overall.
Theyve been holding this over our head for a long time and now its here, said Lamont Phillips, an oven operator and the president of the local union. They had to do it.
I dont have to deal with that anymore. The things that they were trying to do to us, it wasnt fair.
They always hold that over our heads, that theyll close it down. So, Im like, OK. Close it down.
And on Friday, Hostess did. The flag at a Hostess plant in Rocky Mount hung at half staff on Friday afternoon, and many former workers there hung around outside to talk about what had happened.
Hostess had offered an 8 percent pay cut, but Phllips said that wasnt going to work for the employees.
Were not making a whole lot of money out here and then we got to take a pay cut like that. Then you got your health benefits going up, he said. They stopped paying into the pension fund.
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They thin another company will buy it up and restore their pay and benefits. Seriously.
Welfare and food stamps.
“5000 idiots cost another 13,000 people their jobs. Not to mention the jobs that will be lost in the surrounding communities.”
First of all: HELLO, CC! Still holdin’ down the conservative fort in MI? :)
Secondly, we had a string of a half-dozen calls on local
(The People’s Republik of Madistan) talk radio today telling of how they or a family member is directly impacted by this company closure. All the way up here in little old Wisconsin. Go figger!
If Hostess is smart, and the unions haven’t completely bled them dry of operating cash, why not start up with the same products (they OWN those trademarks, correct?) under a slightly different name as a NON-Union shop? I would, but then, I’m kinda vindictive that way, LOL!
Did you see Browncoats Unite?
In a company that's declared bankruptcy (TWICE!), mind you. ;)
I saw two Hispanic ladies load up their shopping carts. The second paid with EBT, and when the balance exceeded what was on her EBT (I think the first one, who was older may have also used EBT), she whipped out an American Express card. EBT... don't leave home without it.
There's nothing prohibiting them from filing for UI benefits and HR won't waste it's time protesting the UI claims because they will have more important things to attend to..........
Union record keeping violations directed to Lamont...
Yep. What profits?
They were offered 25% stake in the company for a short-term 8% pay cut. They decided that Obama-Phones, food stamps and Section 8 were a better deal.
The unemployment was near 15% in one area. That means that there are no jobs.
We crushed the union ballot proposals on election day so that’s something.
I just read today that some 380 indirect jobs will be lost here in Michigan because of this idiocy.
Now, the Obama benefits start....stay home collect, say 70% of your salary, go fishing for a couple of years....why worry...
Quite a few crossed the picket lines to try to keep the company afloat. I would guess that those can draw unemployment.
I hope they mean “relief” as in “now we know which way it’s going, and we can respond to it.” Sometimes the not knowing is worse than the diagnosis.
Rocky Mount Senior High School
Rocky Mount, NC
Class of 1989
Twinkies could have survived a nuclear war, but did not survive unions.
A union strike is more destructive than a nuclear strike!
“Of course 1939 has something to do with that train of thought and we all know us old fartz are just plain stoooopid.”
I come from a long line of Old Farts, and I miss them every day as I pack my lunch and head out to work. :)
I am so very GRATEFUL to have had a Dad and, not one but TWO, Grandpas just like you!
*HUGE HUG* Thank you! God Bless You! :)
In other news, former Hostess employees today were awarded 18,500 Darwin Awards.
Well now he has all the time in the world to stay at home and get baked!
Stupid is as stupid does.