I have no doubt that had execs made that same offer to the rank & file employees (to go for 9 months without any salary but then go from $20/hour to $36/hour (an 80% increase)), the strike would have ended immediately.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!
Why should the stockholders, board of directors or anyone else care about the employees? What happened is the correct thing in the New America. Employers and employees are fundamentally enemies who rightly should get as much as they can from and give as little as possible to employees.
The social benefactor is the government, not companies or employers.
^ Those are the rules that people just voted for. So that's the playing field. Everyone for him/herself and any pity or charity is concerns of the government, which the goverment must take care of. So the ONLY possible complaint the 18,000 employees might legitimately have is if the government does not sufficiently take care of them now. That's what the government is for.
Anybody else buy Hostess products since Friday for the first time in years?