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hostess on strike and maybe closing

1500 hstess employees went on strike like typical democrats. The company is deciding to liquidate the company and go out of business, if the employees continue to strike.



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TDS will cry when theres no more apple fruit pies, or those chocolate cupcakes with cream inside, or twinkies
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Are you saying she has vaginal dryness?

thats a normal biological problem that women get when they go through changes in their life. And they do sell products that are waterbased to help with such issues. She may also need to do vaginal exercises to strengthen her vaginal wall. This is seriouz business, iz know this cuz i play doctor on the internet.
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I will kill someone if I can't get Hostess cupcakes any more.

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I've got a case stashed away for emergencies..... take out TDS..... and it's all yours.
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found out this is a "UNION" strike, shouldn't have been surprised.


The CEO said, get back to work, if you don't like the paycut, then find another job and quit. Instead of bankrupting the company.


I know hostess has been struggling for a few years. I think are getting killed either by their UNION overhead BS, or cost of making the food. Twinkies have been the same price pretty much for a few years
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No shit, twinkes have been the same price for years but the cost has to be going through the roof to make them.
Anyhow.....over the last few years I think they have has lots of turnover at the Schiller Park location, seems like every time I look at CareerBuilder they have had openings for the same positions on and off.
Fyi, commodity food items are super low margin. Got to think that there is not much gravy to go around.

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found out this is a "UNION" strike, shouldn't have been surprised.


The CEO said, get back to work, if you don't like the paycut, then find another job and quit. Instead of bankrupting the company.


I know hostess has been struggling for a few years. I think are getting killed either by their UNION overhead BS, or cost of making the food. Twinkies have been the same price pretty much for a few years
they were already in bankruptcy, the baker's union just put the final nail in the coffin. 18,500 people now out of work.

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Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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There were 2 unions involved in this, the Baker's union and the Teamsters. Amazingly enough the Teamsters voted to approve the paycut and now is really pissed at the smaller Baker's union for pulling this stunt and causing the company to go out of business.

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Chances are some other company will buy the top products (Twinkies, Ho-Ho's etc) and continue making them.

In the mean time, all those people are out of work.

I'm surprised nobody's blamed Obama already.

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Chances are some other company will buy the top products (Twinkies, Ho-Ho's etc) and continue making them.

In the mean time, all those people are out of work.

I'm surprised nobody's blamed Obama already.
Yep, we'll still see these tasty treats on the shelves, but they will be made in Mexico or somewhere that has cheaper labor.

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Those guys were bankrupted already back in January. The company was mismanaged.
It's a dying company that couldn't even afford to pay its employees.
There's more to it I am sure.
I don't care union or no union. It's sounds like they secured reimbursement of money owed with this strike from owed payrolls in the current 2 bankruptcys they were already in.

They just need a Obama bail out like all the other titans. Lol



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Correction. They filed bankruptcy back to back 7 years apart.

As noted in many articles. "Mismanaged"



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Correction. They filed bankruptcy back to back 7 years apart.

As noted in many articles. "Mismanaged"

Unions killed them. Theres a list of stupid things the unions had them do which caused them a lot of money.
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Unions killed them. Theres a list of stupid things the unions had them do which caused them a lot of money.
For the most part , unions are killing/killed this country , in the manufacturing sector.

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Union, union, union.....not even gonna carry on with this he say she say union crap.

I must be the hardest working union guy there is. Maybe that's why I am up to my ears in work and in demand.

But hey, to each there own opinions.



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