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Twinkies to Return, Made by Non-Union Labor

It seems that the union priced themselves out of the market. New maker of Twinkies: Non-union workers will be used to restart plants As happens so often, unions shops go under, and are replaced by non-union labor.  Of course, that often happens somewhere else, so the whole areas suffer for the union boss’s greed. I expect thuggery.

Hostess Dies Again, 18,500 out of Work: Bonus Twinkie Recipe!

While I was at work yesterday, a court ordered mediation failed to produce an agreement that would save Hostess from the liquidation chopping block.   So, once again, Hostess is dead.  Michelle Malkin has more… It didn’t happen: Hostess Brands lived to die another day. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing on Wednesday in which a bankruptcy court judge will decide if the company can shutter its operations. The renewed talks between Hostess and The Bakery, Confectionery, […]

Hostess to Liquidate Because of Union: 18,500 Lose Their Jobs

Well, it was announced yesterday morning.  Hostess, the maker of such foods as Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, and Wonder Bread, is liquidating all of their assets.  The cause is simple and obvious-organized labor.  Michelle Malkin has the details… This morning Hostess announced it was closing down. The union rejected a proposed 8 percent wage cut, and the end result is a 100 percent wage cut for over 18,000 workers: Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said. “We deeply regret the […]

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. […]

Is it Twinkie The Kid’s Last Roundup? Hostess Unions May Vote Themselves out of Their Jobs

A few months ago, we covered that Hostess, the  company that makes Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and the like, was headed towards bankruptcy, and the worker’s unions were a large part of the problem.  Basically, the company needs to re-do it’s labor contracts, or it’s goodbye Wonder  Bread.  It’s apparently not going so well, as Labor Union Report is claiming… Hostess Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn last week told Dow Jones that the iconic maker of Wonder bread and Ho Hos will shut down its operations and sell off its brands, plants and other assets immediately if members of the two biggest unions […]

Hostess Files for Bankruptcy: Unions Part of the Problem

After Kodak declared bankruptcy last month, another iconic American company has filed for bankruptcy protection.  Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, and Wonderbread, has filed for protection.  Here is some more from WSJ. The privately held Irving, Texas, company’s move marks the second significant court restructuring in the past several years. In a statement, Hostess said the current cost structure “is not competitive, primarily due to legacy pension and medical benefit obligations and restrictive work rules.” It said it would be able to maintain operations thanks to a $75 million financing commitment from a group of lenders. In bankruptcy, Hostess said it […]