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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    But they are not in the top 10 and I have to go check they may very well be unionized by now...
    I looked around, with no luck. I am leaning towards NO, though. Most places that have a union, a quick google search will pull up plenty of news concerning it.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I looked around, with no luck. I am leaning towards NO, though. Most places that have a union, a quick google search will pull up plenty of news concerning it.
    Whether or not they are, Hostess needs their workers to earn less money. They presented a contract that included an 8% pay cut and cuts in pensions. If I were working for this company, I would vote NOT to strike to keep them in business; and then I would quietly look for other employment and see if I could improve on my rate of pay.

    $18.40 isn't $20.00 an hour; but it's better than unemployment. I guess. They employ 20,000 workers. 8,436 are hourly workers and 83% are unionized.
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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Whether or not they are, Hostess needs their workers to earn less money. They presented a contract that included an 8% pay cut and cuts in pensions. If I were working for this company, I would vote NOT to strike to keep them in business; and then I would quietly look for other employment and see if I could improve on my rate of pay.

    $18.40 isn't $20.00 an hour; but it's better than unemployment. I guess. They employ 20,000 workers. 8,436 are hourly workers and 83% are unionized.
    Hell yeah. I know many people who would be thrilled to be making 18.40 per hour for making donuts.
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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Whether or not they are, Hostess needs their workers to earn less money. They presented a contract that included an 8% pay cut and cuts in pensions. If I were working for this company, I would vote NOT to strike to keep them in business; and then I would quietly look for other employment and see if I could improve on my rate of pay.

    $18.40 isn't $20.00 an hour; but it's better than unemployment. I guess. They employ 20,000 workers. 8,436 are hourly workers and 83% are unionized.
    That is $41,600 per year making cupcakes? Wow. I know tons of people who would take the $38,272 reduced rate and live good lives with it. This is the tip of the iceberg though. Unions are going to kill as many jobs out of stubbornness as they are going to save as the manufacturing economy further shrinks.

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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    That is $41,600 per year making cupcakes? Wow. I know tons of people who would take the $38,272 reduced rate and live good lives with it. This is the tip of the iceberg though. Unions are going to kill as many jobs out of stubbornness as they are going to save as the manufacturing economy further shrinks.
    Just so there's no misunderstanding, I pulled that $20/hour out of my . . . hat.
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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Whether or not they are, Hostess needs their workers to earn less money. They presented a contract that included an 8% pay cut and cuts in pensions. If I were working for this company, I would vote NOT to strike to keep them in business; and then I would quietly look for other employment and see if I could improve on my rate of pay.

    $18.40 isn't $20.00 an hour; but it's better than unemployment. I guess. They employ 20,000 workers. 8,436 are hourly workers and 83% are unionized.
    We don't live in a time of responsibility. We live in the "what's in it for me" generation. Self interest rules. From the lowly worker to the much vilified corporate CEO. It's why I would never try to start a business that requires employees, in this climate. It's simply not worth it.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    I think it's less about the total pay, and more about the principle. Kinda like the republicans refusing to tax the uber wealthy a bit more. It's really pennies on the dollar, 8 to be exact, lol...but you get a mob mentality...NO CUTS IN PAY....and voila. This happens.


    Same with congress, really.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just so there's no misunderstanding, I pulled that $20/hour out of my . . . hat.
    Why you.....actually every time I come to this thread, I leave craving those sugary cinnamon hostess cupcakes so it is all good.

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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Funny. I said the same thing about the auto bail out. Not true then, but true now? Explain.
    I have no idea what your asking me

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    Re: Twilight for Twinkies? Hostess Workers Strike as Company Struggles

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Since people have lost faith in their companies, most employees probably don't believe the company that they'll go out of business with a significant work stoppage -- and that they need to make these cuts to survive.

    Too bad.

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    If Hostess goes out of business, maybe peoples' hearts won't go on strike any more. LOL.
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