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Hostess employees hope buyers will put them back to work (Yeah right!)
Jacksonville Business Journal ^ | 11/19/2012 | Michael Clinton

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:17:46 AM PST by tobyhill

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To: JoeFromSidney

They can buy the plants & the machinery. They can move the machinery and sell the land/buildings. Take a loss on those parts of the assets and refuse to hire any union members.

The unions should not gain one single thing over this strike.

Besides—who would want this group of malcontents working under their roof??? I sure would not.


51 posted on 11/19/2012 9:10:19 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: servo1969

Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, & S Dakota all have NO INCOME taxes.


52 posted on 11/19/2012 9:20:12 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: rovenstinez
I live in Mexico. We MAKE Twinkies there REAL cheap. Soon you can order them on line at Amazon and avoid all of the Unionized bakers and drivers and bosses and union shops. Life is great...TWINKIE POWER.

I order Mexican coca-cola from Amazon.com. It is made with sugar cane instead of corn syrup and you can really tell the difference.

53 posted on 11/19/2012 9:27:07 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: tobyhill

It would be kind of fun to see a rash of Baker’s Unions members being lynched by those in the other unions that were willing to make concessions to keep their jobs. It’s not like union members haven’t been trained for that kind of mischief.


54 posted on 11/19/2012 9:35:25 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rovenstinez

It’s not just unionized workers. The US has sugar tariffs to protect Florida farmers which makes our sugar double the international price. This means, even with US workers, Mexico could make twinkies cheaper than in America.


55 posted on 11/19/2012 9:40:35 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: tobyhill

Good luck getting your job back!... If Grupo Bimbo were to take over, the company could potentially take food production to Mexico and take advantage of lower priced sugars and raw materials costs.

Unfortunately, even if Grupo Bimbo were to keep Hostess alive, the operational shift to Mexico will mean that the majority of the 18,500 Hostess employees will not get their job back.


56 posted on 11/19/2012 9:51:36 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tobyhill

Why would they want to go back to work when they have Obama and the union looking out for them?


57 posted on 11/19/2012 9:54:06 AM PST by pallis
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To: tobyhill

After spending a weekend enjoying a break from all the pressure that had them relived to lose their jobs, former workers are hopeful someone will swoop in and save their jobs. Guess they finally figured out that the satellite dish and the roof it was attached to were soon to be gone. No more BET, CNN, MSLSD, plumbing, electric, Twinkies.
Hate to break it to the morons, but anyone could find enough $9.00 employees to make a stinking twinkie, and be grateful.


58 posted on 11/19/2012 10:06:01 AM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: tobyhill
Hostess employees hope buyers will put them back to work

Hey, union employees, how's Obama's hopium working out for you, huh? Hope you had a real fun high while it lasted.

59 posted on 11/19/2012 10:14:11 AM 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: servo1969

I’m saddened that MO is among the Forced Union (FU, fitting don’t you think?) states. Every time I see one of those ‘Right to Work is a Rip Off’ bumper stickers it makes me want to shoot out some tires to see what happens.


60 posted on 11/19/2012 10:18:22 AM PST by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: tobyhill

So I guess the over $700 million in loans Hostess is burdened with had nothing to do with the shutdown . . . or the 80% raises for management?


61 posted on 11/19/2012 10:18:51 AM PST by ksen
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To: tobyhill

yup, iam sure there’s a long list of folks somewhere in imagination land lining up and thinking “why i just can’t wait to buy hostess and employ all the people who shut it down.”

libtard wet dreams. all their schemes still require someone else’s money to save them.


62 posted on 11/19/2012 10:21:41 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: rovenstinez

or you can buy twinkies from any number of other vendors like little debbie for example.


63 posted on 11/19/2012 10:23:20 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: JoeFromSidney
I agree, move the entire operation to a "right to work state" and FIRE every union member and hire replacements for all of them. The UNION and its goons killed Hostess, Twinkies and their cup cakes. The union THUGS who support Obozo thought they could roll Hostess and instead, Hostess told Obozo and his thug unionestas to "hit the road". They deserve everything that is coming to them.

The union workers had a chance to not only save their jobs, but save the Hostess company as well! Instead the union workers and the greedy union thugs chose to kill their own jobs and the company to boot! How in heavens name they could chose to do this to themselves and to their families in this totally failed and failing economy is beyond all reason and comprehension.

After their unemployment benefits all run out, the banks foreclose on their homes and these union workers lose everything, I hope they and their families enjoy living on the street, in their cars and in homeless shelters because they have no one to blame for the mess they are in but THEMSELVES. As for the union leadership THUG bosses who motivated them to take this delusional course of self destruction... they will still "land on their feet" and will as Hans Gruber so aptly put it; "We will be sitting on a beach, earning 20%."

Lord willing, other union workers will finally wake up, learn the "Hostess lesson" and realize that their union overlord, thug bosses do not care about them or the companies that employ them and pay their salary, but only care about themselves, their wealth and their power.

64 posted on 11/19/2012 10:34:56 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: fhayek
Yup. The first thing I would want, after sinking millions into a business investment, would be to hire union workers to staff my operation.

And more to the point, the same union workers that drove the previous owners into bankruptcy.

65 posted on 11/19/2012 10:41:41 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: tobyhill

Screw ‘em. They had a chance at employment and blew it.

Hire some kids out out of cooking schools.


66 posted on 11/19/2012 11:04:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Secret Agent Man

Im into Little Debbie myself.

Now I see why Hostess cakes were so expensive...unions


67 posted on 11/19/2012 11:55:31 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Triple

That was tried several times in the past. Most of the time, it failed.

I believe the first one was the lathe plant, South Bend. They bought themselves out of bankruptcy, installed their own “management”, and after a few years, went on strike against themselves. They went out of business and were liquidated.


68 posted on 11/19/2012 1:12:28 PM PST by jim_trent
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To: tobyhill

CBS radio news just said that the union and Hostess have reached an agreement and the 18,000 jobs are saved.


69 posted on 11/19/2012 1:15:42 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Vigilanteman

“If Bimbo (the Mexican company) becomes the buyer, they will probably not only move production to right-to-work states, they will hire the newly minted DREAMers to replace the the union employees.”

. . . and the SEIU would be firmly entrenched in 5 years.


70 posted on 11/19/2012 1:25:54 PM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Mr. K

They will want the new owners to pay them what they were demanding of Hostess. They’re not very smart.


71 posted on 11/19/2012 2:58:07 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: tobyhill

I hope they get bought and only re-established in right to work states. Deprive the union states of twinkies or sell them at a price reflecting the transportation to get them there.


72 posted on 11/19/2012 3:15:08 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Gasshog

two unions - bakers and drivers.


73 posted on 11/19/2012 5:22:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jim_trent

That is what I would expect.

Who did the unions blame then?


74 posted on 11/19/2012 5:58:17 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: rovenstinez

What about those GREAT cupcakes and donuts???


75 posted on 11/19/2012 10:12:02 PM PST by jackibutterfly (Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. :-))
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