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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    If they hate their job because of working conditions, or have other reasons, why not take a nice vacation for up to 99 weeks, and cash in on all the other free stuff that they have been paying for all the years they have worked.

    Talk to a few people who are unemployment. You may come across some that echo this sentiment.

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    I can't tell if you're being facetious.
    That's the question I asked myself when BHO announced he was going to buy GM in order to save jobs. It's hard to tell who's being facetious these days.

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    And this is why unions exist. So that those who have money and power cannot exercise that power over everyone else with impunity.


    Ummm...

    Do you realize that Hostess is going through bankruptcy? What part of bankrupt reads as "those who have money" to you?

    The equation is simple. If the company pays the high wages, the company will not exist. Therefore, if the union stays out, the company will not exist. That's the whole story. The company told the workers that this was the first, final and only offer. To reject the offer was to loose the jobs. No mystery and no negotiation.

    This is the mentality of the union worker.

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It'd be interesting to see how this unfolds. There should come a point where a business simply can't survive by giving into a union's demands.

    In this case, that point was passed. If the union stays out, the jobs are gone. This is a bankruptcy. the old company has ceased to exist.

    This is what should have happened with the UAW and GM. Obama re-wrote the law, no surprise there, in order to support his constituency. Breaking laws to buy votes is what Obama does. He doesn't need votes anymore.

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    In this case, that point was passed. If the union stays out, the jobs are gone. This is a bankruptcy. the old company has ceased to exist.

    This is what should have happened with the UAW and GM. Obama re-wrote the law, no surprise there, in order to support his constituency. Breaking laws to buy votes is what Obama does. He doesn't need votes anymore.
    In fact he could actually increase his constituency by 18,000 people if Hostess does go under.

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This isn't good... I guess the question for the union workers is:

    Is a job with a cut in pay, better than no job at all?

    Read more: Hostess announces possible liquidation
    Well, I couldn't figure out why the union would do that to their employees. (Tomorrow will tell the tale if the company means what it says, I guess.) But here's a link that gives the company's perspective:

    They're striking in order to hopefully discourage other companies in their union from asking for the same kinds of concessions.

    At least it makes some sense now . . . not for the employees at Hostess, but others.

    A war of words in the Hostess Brands strike - KansasCity.com
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, I couldn't figure out why the union would do that to their employees. (Tomorrow will tell the tale if the company means what it says, I guess.) But here's a link that gives the company's perspective:

    They're striking in order to hopefully discourage other companies in their union from asking for the same kinds of concessions.

    At least it makes some sense now . . . not for the employees at Hostess, but others.

    A war of words in the Hostess Brands strike - KansasCity.com
    I would laugh if that were the reason, but I am not so sure their union members are not brainwashed that they would not see their union just sold 18K members down the river. Well, at least if they get fired, the union does not have to pay them out of their strike fund anymore and the Union will no longer have to actually make an effort to do anything on their behalf.

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    So will Twinkies become so scarce that people sell them on Ebay at five or six times their retail value?

    What is the shelf life for Twinkies?

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    So will Twinkies become so scarce that people sell them on Ebay at five or six times their retail value?

    What is the shelf life for Twinkies?
    about 10-14 days despite the myth

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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    about 10-14 days despite the myth
    I guess the hardcore Twinkie addicts are going to have to free up some freezer space.

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