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Username Post: WTG union.... no more Twinkies...        (Topic#323534)
kaleidoscope 
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11-16-12 08:07 AM - Post#4026136    

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/hostess-make r-twin...

Yeah, how'd that strike work out for ya??

 
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11-16-12 08:12 AM - Post#4026140    
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no Twinkies, no Ho Ho's, no Ding Dongs

And no Wonder bread?!

 
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11-16-12 08:14 AM - Post#4026142    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Not unless you go to Canada. There's a company that holds rights and operates as a separate entity.

I'm a Little Debbie girl myself.

 
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11-16-12 08:20 AM - Post#4026146    
    In response to kaleidoscope

yeah... I rarely ever eat them. It's just the thought of not being able to!

 
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11-16-12 08:22 AM - Post#4026148    
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It's also possible the brands will be sold off to other companies and therefore still be made (or come back) at some point.

Nice though that a union pushed the company over the edge to shut down and layoff over 18K people. They were already having problems but that seems to be the straw. And from the sounds of it - the union wasn't that big. (ETA: well, the number of union members for this company)



Edited by kaleidoscope on 11-16-12 08:22 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gingersfavorite 
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11-16-12 08:38 AM - Post#4026152    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Brittany just text'd me: "Sad day! Hostess will no longer be in business.... my baby will never know a Hostess cupcake or Twinkie"

Mark said "I know what to get her for Christmas!" LOL

 
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11-16-12 08:46 AM - Post#4026156    
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Twinkies? Ho Hos? Ding Dongs? Have you any idea how this all sounds to us "foreigners"?

I have to ask - are they deliberate double entendres?

 
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11-16-12 08:47 AM - Post#4026158    
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Nah -- the double entendres came AFTER the treats.

 
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11-16-12 08:50 AM - Post#4026160    
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I bet that other companies will make a product to compare to them once they are gone. But I don't think I will miss them much...

 
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11-16-12 11:30 AM - Post#4026170    
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So sad. . . I don't get them much anymore, but it's the idea that I "can't" have one that stinks. Loved the little Hostess Lemon & Cherry pies, and I will miss those cupcakes! Bad thing was that they had at least 2 unions involved - Teamsters and Bakers. . . Teamsters had agreed, but the Bakers stuck it out. . . agree. . . way-to-go bakers. . . 8% pay cut or no job. . . duh. (Really?? the company was going through their second bankruptcy and those people couldn't see the writing on the wall??)

 
3 Little Ladies 
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11-16-12 11:40 AM - Post#4026176    
    In response to ScrappinTraveler

Just buy a few boxes. The expiration date on those things is like 50 years.

 
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11-16-12 12:05 PM - Post#4026184    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

what is really sad is 18,500 people are now dependent on our government. Just like our president likes and his wife is happy because sweets are gone. (sorry if I stepped on any toes)


 
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11-16-12 12:05 PM - Post#4026186    
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  • Aunt Rosy Said:
what is really sad is 18,500 people are now dependent on our government. Just like our president likes and his wife is happy because sweets are gone. (sorry if I stepped on any toes)




LOL

 
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11-16-12 02:15 PM - Post#4026222    
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There are people already feeling the effect. There are distributors where today was there last day of work.
Someone said they also make the buns for Chick-fil-A and another one.

hahahaha.... funny.... I just decided the other day I was done buying Wonder bread (I was buying the whole white or smart bread) and going back to the really cheap white stuff cause I miss it.

 
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11-16-12 02:19 PM - Post#4026224    
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We don't buy twinkies or any of that stuff. I feel sorry for the people losing their jobs. Proves that most unions are a hinderance and not needed. The sad thing is the union trying to get more money and benefits is just ridiculous if you consider that those people get paid at least 3-4 times more than any average worker out there.

 
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11-16-12 02:32 PM - Post#4026230    
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well, I don't know about elsewhere but here if you work for the state, the union screws you for money either way. You either pay to be in it or you have to pay to opt out. WTF?

 
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11-16-12 02:42 PM - Post#4026234    
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Over 13,000 of those employees were non-union.

 
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11-16-12 02:55 PM - Post#4026236    
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Being an engineer w/Mitsubishi, Mark is not a union member, but is always affected by their negotiations

 
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11-16-12 03:14 PM - Post#4026238    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Yeah, isn't it great when the unions can run the show?

 
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11-16-12 03:16 PM - Post#4026240    
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Funny though... the whole tipping debate with servers, wages, etc. Yet THEY haven't formed a union. I think they know it's to their benefit if they don't! They'd rather pi$$ and moan about bad tippers.

 
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