Well, the bakers union decided to play a pair of deuces against Hostess’s full house. Bad play boys.
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 necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”
Personally I don’t care one way or another. After the election I expect to get a layoff notice myself at some point. But I have a few more options. I’m not in a union. So when the company tells us we have to cut costs and whacks my benefits/pensions or whatever there’s little we can do. Take it or quit.
As far as this Hostess thing goes: That number of 18k is very low. Hostess’s work force is 18,000 but there are SEVERAL jobs tied to that company. Mechanical contracts, transportation, HMO’s, Janitors, the packaging product makers, etc etc. This is a very big company with a lot of people’s lively hood tied to it.
Now, let’s get this out there too: The democrat party’s platform has been to RULE YOUR FOOD. Michelle Obama has put junk food on the BAN list. So this company closing will cause her and her hubby to celebrate behind closed doors. Even though thousands of Americans have just lost their jobs. In the regime’s eyes, they just made over 18,000 Americans dependent on the government for their food and shelter. Also known as DEMOCRAT OUTREACH!
There’s another part to this story that won’t get much play, the teamsters had reached a deal. That’s telling. The teamsters are usually the first ones on the picket lines. The question is, did the teamsters reach a deal because Trumka and the AFLCIO didn’t want Obama to look bad by adding such a chunk to the unemployment percentage? Did the baker’s union see through that? Was the deal the Hostess company tried to make with the bakers too much for anyone to take? We may never know these answers. But given the way our Chicago Thug in charge has done things in the past, adding 18k to the unemployment percentage will reduce the percentage by 2%….Obama math.