Hostess Bakery going under!

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  1. nynomad

    nynomad New Member

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    Maybe they were too quick to shut down... Colorado just passed a law to legalize pot - that should save the twinkie business!
  2. Dog Soldier

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    This food line is being attacked by the Government Food Nazis. The Left Wing Labor Unions are attacking. The stock holders of Hostess are getting out before they lose everything.
    Some bakery will pick up the lines of Hostess and Dolly Madison. The Hostess plants and labor will not be used however. All of the American Bakers many nonunion have extra production space and people during this poor econmy.:(
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    I just got my 4 boxes of cupcakes, and 2 cherry pies.
    These should help me wean myself off of these products.
    They just wouldn't taste right made in China.
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    That's just funny! :D

    Unfortunately, the Hostess bakery in Denver will be shutting down too.
  6. carver

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    There is more going on than just the unions. Google: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&...72266bb2224821&bpcl=38625945&biw=1093&bih=489

    Obozo's health care plan will be putting a lot of folks on unemployment. Resturants just can't afford to pay for health care for all their employees, and that means a fine of $2,500 per employee that is not covered. A chain like Denny's has thousands of employees, and they will go under if they have to pay for health ins. for all employees. Yet if they don't then they get hit with about $50 milion in fines!
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    Here is the rub: 18,000 employees would rater lose their job, than take an 8% reduction in pay. Today's jobless claims, 400,000 plus filed for unemployment this past week. Are these job losses, or more wanting to ger on the dole?
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    Maybe Hostess can declare CH-11 bankruptcy then hire a bunch of unemployed people and train them?

    Win-Win!
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    I don't think that anyone wants to go from a steady paycheck of around $30 - 50 thousand per year, to unemployment that will not even pay half of what you were earning, and it's tempory. The Unions are driving this, not the employees!
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    No more twinkies??? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!:(
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    Hi Carver: I would agree with you that it is illogical to give up a perfectly good job to go on unemployment, but this is what the workers/union did. If unions do not listen to their members, then what sort of union is it? I spent 38 yrs in law enforcement, and there was the FOP union who collectively bargained for us with the city, but when hard times came, there were no raises. What happened to reasoanbleness?
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    Want a laugh search twinkie on ebay :rolleyes:
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    Welcome to the forum! I hear what you are saying, when hard times comes there are no raises. But, when the hard times came along, did the FOP petition the city for LESS money? 1984, AT&T told it's employees that they were thinking about moving over seas, because it just cost to much to make phones in America. IBEW demanded a pay raise for it's employees. I told IBEW that I would take a cut in pay to keep my job, they laughed at me! 1 month later almost 8,000 folks were looking for a job from the Shreveport plant alone!
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    During my career also belonged to the FOP .....they got six fellow officers laid off so the city could buy two new garbage trucks ......:( IMHO unions Suck !

    Oh and we had a " No Strike Clause " great that worked so well too .....

    Two other jobs later in life ....Union ...did nothing but take money out of my check .......I'm not a big fan ..
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    I make my own Twinkies, taste much better. Might not last 30 years, around here lucky to last a few days. My favorite is a cream cheese/ cool whip filling sweetened with confectioners sugar.
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    Love those deep fried twinkies.
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    I am in the American Postal Worker's Union and I agree with the statement that union's suck. I have been paying union dues for several years and found out a few weeks ago that our treasurer embezzled almost $28,000 out of our local union's checking and savings accounts since November 2011. I think that the local President is in on it too, because she does not want to prosecute the treasurer!! What kind of crap is that.
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    Obama has decided to take over Hostess Foods. The cup cakes will be free to minorty prople, single mothers, illegals and Gays. The Border Patrol has been ordered to hand out coffee and Twinkies in the Mojave Desert to welcome new Democrat voters.:eek:

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