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Twinkies' future could be union-free
CNN Money ^ | 4/25/13 | Jose Pagliery

Posted on 04/25/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT by jimbo123

The new owners of Hostess are starting up production again. But there's no mention of labor unions.

The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs was involved in a crippling labor dispute last year, ultimately leading to the company shutting down and selling its assets. Roughly 15,000 of 18,500 employees lost their jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: bakery; hostess; tinkies; twinkies; unions

1 posted on 04/25/2013 2:09:35 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Roughly 15,000 of 18,500 employees lost their jobs.

So always look for, the Union label...

2 posted on 04/25/2013 2:13:09 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jimbo123

Union dumbasses could have stayed employed. They showed The Man didn’t they?


3 posted on 04/25/2013 2:13:23 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: FatherofFive
So always look for, the Union label...


4 posted on 04/25/2013 2:15:15 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: jimbo123
Twinkies' future could be union-free

The previous owner did not go into liquidation, and the buyers of the brand did not put out good money just to re-open using union employees again.

5 posted on 04/25/2013 2:15:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: jimbo123
Canada's supply was never disrupted- our Twinkies are baked by Saputo.
6 posted on 04/25/2013 2:15:48 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: henkster

Their sole purpose I’d to destroy Capitalism. Then they collect bennies.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 2:18:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Squawk 8888

Don’t Canadian Twinkies contain cheese curd?
Or is it back-bacon??


8 posted on 04/25/2013 2:19:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Both- the outside is back bacon, the filling is cheese curds and gravy.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: jimbo123

There was a news piece here in St. Louis where one of the striking plants was talking about the employment assistance benefits and training these people were getting - bunch of idiots deserve nothing! You vote to lose your job and our government gives you money and training!!! What a Country!!


10 posted on 04/25/2013 2:22:53 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Dave Foley is the Official Spokesperson for Canadian Twinkies.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 2:26:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimbo123

Just watch former Hostess employees weasel their way in and use subversive tactics to make it a union shop once again.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 2:33:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: jimbo123
What was very interesting about this is on the surface it was Unions being stupid and voting themselves out of a job. However, below the surface, this was a case of Unions fighting each other. The Bakers felt they were being asked to give up more than the teamsters. Their point was Hostess was producing product profitably, but the old infrastructure and logistic costs were destroying the company. The restructure plan in Bankruptcy several years ago did not solve this problem and the proposed restructure plan was more of the same. This is because the Teamsters budged very little.

Don't get me wrong, I think they all idiots. However, if some of the Bakers are hired back without Union jobs they are in the same position without the Teamsters screwing the company. I also enjoy the Brotherhood of Unions fighting each other..

13 posted on 04/25/2013 2:41:02 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

In that case management should let them know that Mexico is ready when they are.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 2:44:48 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Or Canada. A few American candy companies shifted their production here because sugar is so much cheaper.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 2:52:45 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: jimbo123

Non union. They might even taste better.


16 posted on 04/25/2013 2:55:26 PM PDT by lurk
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To: PGR88

They’re opening the bakeries in right to work states.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 3:22:07 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: jimbo123

I do not give a damn who my twinkees are made by....

I DO give a damn about who I buy my licence plates from..

any questions?????


18 posted on 04/25/2013 3:33:30 PM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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