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Twinkie the Kid on Life Support: Bakers Union Poised to Shutter Hostess Permanently

Over the last year, we’ve covered the fact that Twinkie the Kid is on life support.  The Hostess company required a new agreement from the Baker’s Union to get bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, several hundred of the Bakers chose to fire themselves this week, closing three facilities permanently.  Apparently, the rest of the Bakers seem intent on putting themselves, and all other employees, out of work.  Mish’s Global economic Trend Analysis has the rest… It’s do or die for 18,000 Hostess workers including 5,000 in the bakers’ union. Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho’s, and Wonder Bread has given the union a firm order […]

Hostess Workers Fire Themselves: Strike Causes Three Bakeries to Close

Earlier this year, we covered that Hostess, the iconic brand that makes such treats as Twinkies, was going bankrupt.  At the top of the list of causes was  high labor costs.  The company had stated that if the union went on strike, the company would be liquidated.  But, when the company made an offer to save the company, the workers decided that they didn’t want their jobs after all.  The Gateway Pundit has more… Over 600 workers will no longer have a job. Nice work bakers’ union. St. Louis Today reported: Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. […]

ADA Lawsuit Closes Ford’s Real Hamburgers

A law, namely the ADA closed down a restaurant named Ford’s Real Hamburgers.  The Blaze has the details.  Discussion to follow… A decades-old Sacramento, Calif. burger joint is shutting its doors for being out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because the owner says he can’t afford to bring it up to code. Ford’s Real Hamburgers has been slinging burgers, fries and shakes for years, but was hit hard in the recession. Now, KTXL-TV is reporting that a local attorney who makes his living filing ADA cases — many on his own behalf — is suing the restaurant — and Ford‘s […]

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