Skip to comments.New Twinkie Maker Shuns Union Labor
Posted on 04/26/2013 10:23:59 PM PDT by grundle
The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and Ding Dong brands out of bankruptcy is gearing up to reopen plants and hire workers, but it won't be using union labor.
Hostess Brands new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to 10 weeks, aiming to get Twinkie-deprived consumers the classic snack cake starting in July.
Chief Executive C. Dean Metropoulos said the company will pump $60 million in capital investments into the plants between now and September and aims to hire at least 1,500 workers. But they won't be represented by unions, including the one whose nationwide strike sparked the 86-year-old company's decision to shut down in November.
"We do not expect to be involved in the union going forward," Mr. Metropoulos said in an interview Wednesday.
Hostess Brands Inc., the company that filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2012 and eventually sold off its brands and plants to several buyers, was once powered by 19,000 workers, 15,000 of whom were represented by unions. The company's largest union, the Teamsters, had agreed to a new labor contract following a contentious bankruptcy trial. But the second-largest union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, launched a work stoppage after the company imposed new labor terms on the union's members. Hostess said the strike crippled its operations, forcing it to shut down.
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Twinkies on the return!
” “We do not expect to be involved in the union going forward,” Mr. Metropoulos said in an interview Wednesday. “
I think that line will be quoted back to you in a year or so.
Stupid, greedy union workers drove the cost of labor so high they lost their jobs. No worry. The Marxist community organizer/messiah will save them.
Twinkies need cane sugar ilo HFCS.
It sounds like the only Twinkies in their bakeries are going to be the ones wrapped in cellophane.
The new company isn't interested in dealing with your fractious arses.
You'll need to find new jobs.
Thanks for playing.
Seriously jonesin’ for some vanilla/yellow zingers. Ya never know what you miss til it’s gone. Hurry man. Hurry.
This is my Twinkie, and
This is my surly union hire.
One is for eating,
The other I fire.
And don’t let the door hitcha
Where the good Lord splitcha,
They better taste better. The quality went way bad
When the new Twinkies hit the shelves, I’m buying two dozen just to poke a finger in the ‘unioneyes’.
I’m a cupcake man myself, but I’ve never turned down a scrumptious golden creme-filled twinkster. They will taste even better knowing they’re made by bakers who work for a living.
Snowballs: white or pink. The debate rages on ....
Pink of course, and always with a hot cup of tea, milk and sugar added.
So I suppose the union goons are going to stick razor blades into Hostess Brands on the shelves at Wal*Mart. We are dealing with organized criminals here. These guys were the inspiration for the Brothers Tsarnaev.
Forget the twinkies, I want the hostess chocolate cupcakes, with the creme filling inside. LOL.
LOL. Sometime what goes around comes around. Schadenfreude.
Ever notice that occasionally you would break one of those chocolatey babies open—and she’s just *loaded* with creme?
AFAIK the twinkies baked in Canada (supply was never disrupted here) are made with real sugar. Cane sugar is pretty cheap here; the US gov’t imposes ridiculous tariffs and quotas on it.