Hostess Strike Leads To Permanent Closure Of 3 Bakeries

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    Nov 13, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    Self inflicted wounds...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/hostess-strike-union_n_2119011.html
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:20 PM GMT


    Lol, and in ten years the company still hasn't figured out that its products are bad for you and failed to seriously branch out into healthier alternatives (like less crap in their products).

    Self inflicted on both sides.

    Twinkies: Enriched wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, niacin, water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable and/or animal shortening – containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and canola oil, and beef fat, dextrose, whole eggs, modified corn starch, cellulose gum, whey, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, cornstarch, corn flour, corn syrup, solids, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulphate, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, yellow #5, red #40
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    Nov 13, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    I think part of the problem is that there is so much competition out there. There are all sorts of healthier pre-packaged foods AND all sorts of better quality and better tasting unhealthy pre-packaged foods. Hostess needs to understand that the world of only crappy white bread and crappy sponge cakes is over. If I'm going to eat all that fat and calories, it better be worth it and taste good!
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    Nov 13, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    sfbayguy saidI think part of the problem is that there is so much competition out there. There are all sorts of healthier pre-packaged foods AND all sorts of better quality and better tasting unhealthy pre-packaged foods. Hostess needs to understand that the world of only crappy white bread and crappy sponge cakes is over. If I'm going to eat all that fat and calories, it better be worth it and taste good!

    Deep fry that Twnkie.
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    Nov 18, 2012 12:46 PM GMT
    As much as it pains me to agree with this traitorous, hypocritical, Gay republican OP, "self-inflicted wounds" is absolutely correct. icon_mad.gif
    They, the unions, were told by management that this would happen if they didn't come to an agreement (or capitulate, if you will), that this would happen. The workers who are members of the union are in charge of the union. They were given a deadline. Plain and simple.
    This is a perfect example of why unions are terrible for business and the economy. They had their time and place...IN THE PAST when they actually stood for the safety and health of the members.

    Other than the loss of many people's livelihoods, (which is terribleicon_sad.gif), I am actually glad to see this happen.
    This slop they make is garbage. Who eats this trash other than the fat slobs of society? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Maybe now that this trash will be coming off the market, it will strike a chord with the fools that stuff their fat mouths with this garbage, and get them on a path of eating healthiericon_exclaim.gif
    Just go on line and read the fattening crap and the chemicals that goes into to making some of these things. It is scary! icon_eek.gif

    Tristan
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    Nov 18, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    the workers who were on strike didn't control the direction or future of the company.

    the ceo who's making half a million dollars a year was at the wheel. for management making 400k/yr+ to ask workers making $16/hr to take pay and benefit cuts because management ran the company into the ground is immoral and borderline criminal.

    the sad part is , the workers will experience long term unemployment while the sub par management will all move on to badly run other companies, with similar compensation packages.

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    Nov 18, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/conservatives-capitalize-twinkies-demise

    Any of you guys get GOProud emails?

    Since the election GOProud has had nothing to talk about but Twinkies. Funny Shit.
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    Nov 18, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Lol, and in ten years the company still hasn't figured out that its products are bad for you and failed to seriously branch out into healthier alternatives (like less crap in their products).

    Self inflicted on both sides.

    Twinkies: Enriched wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, niacin, water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable and/or animal shortening – containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and canola oil, and beef fat, dextrose, whole eggs, modified corn starch, cellulose gum, whey, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, cornstarch, corn flour, corn syrup, solids, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulphate, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, yellow #5, red #40
    Sounds like the inventory list of a chemist's lab.
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    Nov 19, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidAs much as it pains me to agree with this traitorous, hypocritical, Gay republican OP, "self-inflicted wounds" is absolutely correct. icon_mad.gif
    They, the unions, were told by management that this would happen if they didn't come to an agreement (or capitulate, if you will), that this would happen. The workers who are members of the union are in charge of the union. They were given a deadline. Plain and simple.
    This is a perfect example of why unions are terrible for business and the economy. They had their time and place...IN THE PAST when they actually stood for the safety and health of the members.

    Other than the loss of many people's livelihoods, (which is terribleicon_sad.gif), I am actually glad to see this happen.
    This slop they make is garbage. Who eats this trash other than the fat slobs of society? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Maybe now that this trash will be coming off the market, it will strike a chord with the fools that stuff their fat mouths with this garbage, and get them on a path of eating healthiericon_exclaim.gif
    Just go on line and read the fattening crap and the chemicals that goes into to making some of these things. It is scary! icon_eek.gif

    Tristan

    Well the fact that it appears that the demand for this crap has gone down enough to cause the failure of the company, should be a good sign that people are trying to eat healthier. Either that or people have found some other crap to eat instead. :-)
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    Nov 19, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidSelf inflicted wounds...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/hostess-strike-union_n_2119011.html

    Yes self-inflicted wounds like when horse and buggy manufacturers went out of business, like when consumer photo film manufacturers and processors went out of business, like when VHS cassette manufacturers went out of business, like when record stores went out of business, like newspapers and magazines declining, like Nokia and RIM (Blackberry) declining, etc. When technology or tastes change, and companies fail to diversify their product lines, the company dies. They could pay their employees $0 and give zero benefits, but that won't stop the inevitable.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Are Hostess's products obsolete? Not quite... but it would seem the baker's union is...

    "Hostess liquidation draws more than 100 potential bidders"

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/us-hostess-bankruptcy-liduidation-idUSBRE8AS10M20121129