Skip to comments.Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies
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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“Strike threat at Hostess could kill off Twinkies”
So now the union is going after little gay guys ?
Proving once again the stupidity of unions. They deserve to die.
Those Maoist unions would rather see Hostess go down rather than give up a single dime.
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.
They’ll just sell the name, the recipe and the trademarks to some non-union bakery and be done with 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.
Twinkie the Kid is going to have to get another job!
Nothing can “kill off” Twinkies.
“Theyll 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.
I’m surprised that there are humans involved in making Twinkies. I just assumed they were concocted and packaged by machines.
"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. "
NO TWINKIES ! ! !
There goes the “Twinkie defense”.
Killer queers are going to vewwy vexed.
But I don't see a union win coming out of this, because if they win, they lose.
Union workers putting themselves out of jobs and blaming Bush, somewhere along the line.
Without Twinkies what will happen to the famous Twinkies and Bud Breakfast? Scary stuff here!
Best Buy can shrivel up and die...but this pregnant lady with cravings needs Twinkies! LOL
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