Friday, November 16, 2012

Death of a cupcake

No more Twinkies.  It's the end of Ding Dongs, Snowballs, and those chocolate cupcakes with the cream filling.  Kids will grow up without Wonder Bread.

It's all been killed by the unions.  In a perfect example of killing the goose that lays the golden egg.

Hostess said it will move to lay-off most of its 18,500-member workforce and "focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.

We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike
Hostess Brands Inc. had warned employees that it would file to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. Thursday. In announcing its decision, Hostess said its wind down would mean the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States.
A lot of people will suddenly become unemployed because of the greedy mindset of union bosses.


  1. Twinkies: the preferred food of the loadout. Now that pot is legal in Colorado, what are all the potheads going to quench their munchies with?

    Unions suck.

  2. The "union mentality" (oxymoron) also helped to get B.O. re-elected, go figure. I remember a large truck axle plant, in central Ohio, closing its doors forever over a $.50 per hour dispute. Despite North American Rockwell's insistence that this would happen > 1,000 became, permanently, without their very high paying jobs. This plant, the largest truck axle plant in the World, was only about 6 years old at the time. At the same time Honda Of America was starting up its first such auto production operation in the same locale. The 'Union' demanded that Honda hire all of the folks that it helped to become jobless. Guess what Honda told the union? Now, some 30 years later Honda employs >16,000 directly and >40,000 indirectly. This, the largest vehicle producer in Ohio, has operated and grown without a strike or significant lay-off-all without a union. Can you just imagine that!

  3. They tripled CEO pay and wanted to cut worker pay and benefits but it's the unions that are greedy? This is not a rational conclusion.


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