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Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies
cnn.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Chris Isidore

Posted on 04/17/2012 12:26:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread heads to court Tuesday to try to throw out its union contracts, in a battle that leaves the iconic baker's future very much in doubt.

Hostess Brands, which makes Ding Dongs and a variety of other sweet treats, is asking the bankruptcy court in White Plains, N.Y. to tear up labor agreements, which would, among other things, allow Hostess to change how it funds union pensions. The hearing is expected to last two days.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, together represent more than three-quarters of the 18,500 workers at the company.

The Teamsters have vowed to strike if the judge agrees with management's request and dumps the labor deals.

But both management and the unions agree that the company is unlikely to survive a strike.

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1 posted on 04/17/2012 12:26:09 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies”

So now the union is going after little gay guys ?


2 posted on 04/17/2012 12:29:51 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But both management and the unions agree that the company is unlikely to survive a strike.

Proving once again the stupidity of unions. They deserve to die.

3 posted on 04/17/2012 12:33:32 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those Maoist unions would rather see Hostess go down rather than give up a single dime.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 12:34:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So? There are plenty of people who would fill those jobs in a heart beat. Get rid of the union and restructure it. Look what Reagan did to Air Traffic Controllers? We need more standing up to the thugs in the unions.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 12:35:08 PM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: Rockiette

They’ll just sell the name, the recipe and the trademarks to some non-union bakery and be done with it.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 12:42:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rockiette
So? There are plenty of people who would fill those jobs in a heart beat. Get rid of the union and restructure it.

That's not a bad idea at all...but there's a catch.Not long ago,Verizon workers (Verizon's the landline phone company in parts of the Northeast) went on strike demanding more of everything (naturally).During the strike their "workers" sabotaged phone lines,switching stations,etc causing enormous problems for customers.

As I said earlier,the unions would rather see Hostess go down rather than give an inch.If "scabs" are brought in count on union sabotage.

7 posted on 04/17/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Twinkie the Kid is going to have to get another job!


8 posted on 04/17/2012 12:44:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing can “kill off” Twinkies.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by albie
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To: Gay State Conservative
I remember when scabs were protected by L.E. during strikes. Of course, now that most L.E. are Union, those days are gone.
10 posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“They’ll just sell the name, the recipe and the trademarks to some non-union bakery and be done with it.”

Exactly! Some people just don’t understand supply and demand economics.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 12:46:36 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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12 posted on 04/17/2012 12:48:09 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is a great demonstration of the predatory behavior of unions, forget that this is Hostess and never mind the jokes about Twinkies, etc., unions today would indeed rather see the businesses their members are working in FAIL, rather than to compromise one single iota. The union philosophy can be summed up perfectly as "eff you, eff management, eff ANYbody who doesn't agree with us, as long as WE GET OURS."

There may still be legitimate need for the existence of unions so far as work place safety is concerned, but that pretty much is the limit so far as their usefulness is concerned.
13 posted on 04/17/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Huskrrrr

I’m surprised that there are humans involved in making Twinkies. I just assumed they were concocted and packaged by machines.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"There's a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go... empty. "
-- Tallahassee

15 posted on 04/17/2012 12:54:58 PM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NO TWINKIES ! ! !

There goes the “Twinkie defense”.

Killer queers are going to vewwy vexed.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 12:57:21 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is a gastronomic catastrophe of the first order. The culinary world will be shaken to the very roots.

Or not.

But I don't see a union win coming out of this, because if they win, they lose.

/johnny

17 posted on 04/17/2012 12:58:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Union workers putting themselves out of jobs and blaming Bush, somewhere along the line.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Without Twinkies what will happen to the famous Twinkies and Bud Breakfast? Scary stuff here!


19 posted on 04/17/2012 1:14:48 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Best Buy can shrivel up and die...but this pregnant lady with cravings needs Twinkies! LOL


20 posted on 04/17/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Dick Vomer
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21 posted on 04/17/2012 1:17:55 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Those Maoist unions would rather see Hostess go down rather than give up a single dime.”

Literally true. I watched Eastern Airlines go out of business because the labor unions would not compromise. I hope lots of union workers lost their homes after they lost their jobs, because the whole damned lot deserved it.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 1:19:29 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Messin’ with my Twinkies really makes me mad. I likes my Twinkies with strawberries and whipped cream.

Unions suck and I hope they pay for this.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: maine yankee

““Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies”

So now the union is going after little gay guys ?”

ROTFLMAO!!! I would have posted this sooner but it took me a few minutes to stop laughing so hard and see the monitor!


24 posted on 04/17/2012 1:20:38 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, union, let’s take a struggling company and kill it off. Brilliant.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 1:29:04 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, union, let’s take a struggling company and kill it off. Brilliant.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 1:29:13 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stock Up Now!

They say with all the preservatives...twinkies will stay fresh for a thousand years.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Dick Vomer

Glad I’m not the only one whose first thought was, “Who’s gonna tell Tallahassee?”


28 posted on 04/17/2012 1:45:52 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: CodeToad

““Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies”

So now the union is going after little gay guys ?”

ROTFLMAO!!! I would have posted this sooner but it took me a few minutes to stop laughing so hard and see the monitor!


Glad to be of service.

If I don’t make jokes about all this crapp, I’m soon to be on the 6 o’clock news.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 1:49:58 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: mkjessup

The union killed off Stella D’Oro, my favorite bakery. It was in the Bronx, just across the river from Manhattan, next to the el tracks of the #1, and the smell was heavenly.

Most of the workers didn’t even want to be in the union, but I guess that doesn’t matter.


30 posted on 04/17/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: TexasRepublic
Literally true. I watched Eastern Airlines go out of business because the labor unions would not compromise. I hope lots of union workers lost their homes after they lost their jobs, because the whole damned lot deserved it.

I watched the unionized work force of the second-oldest grocery chain in Michigan vote themselves out of a job, rather than take a modest pay cut in exchange for employee ownership!

Not sure if any of those folks ever worked again for more than minimum wage. They had the logical process an amoeba. "No way! You're not takin' anything away from US!"
31 posted on 04/17/2012 2:24:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not to worry.

Some enterprising company will import Chinese-made, PCB-flavored “Trinkies”, and consumers everywhere will be happy again.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 2:34:26 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anything I buy now days is checked for a Union Label. If its Union, it isn’t purchased by me if I can help it. Screw the Democrat Unions.


33 posted on 04/17/2012 2:38:56 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I know the chain you are talking about. I was dating a checker that was making about 30 cents more per hour than I was and I was at top police officer pay, which wasn’t too bad.
After this vote, they lost it all. Same job became just one pay grade up from minimum wage. By the way, this was before bar code scanners so the check out person had to be fast and accurate.


34 posted on 04/17/2012 4:12:06 PM PDT by midcop402
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To: Drill Thrawl

Union leaders don’t lose jobs, they don’t care. They just move somewhere else for the union.


35 posted on 04/17/2012 5:56:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Four words: “Bring in the scabs !”


36 posted on 04/18/2012 3:04:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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