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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Anybody else buy Hostess products since Friday for the first time in years?
    It is probably over 10 years since I had a hostess product.....don't like most cakes, and only a few pies....
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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
    Management would probably have been delighted if some of the old-timers decided they wanted to leave the company. They are dispensable. Top management rarely is.
    It appears the bakers were not dispensible to the company (after all it did shut down without them)
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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    [QUOTE=MaggieD;1061162336]I agree. Accept the agreement, keep working, look for another job. From what I read, the bakers UNION didn't want to hurt the contracts of bakers at other companies. I doubt a baker who has rent to pay is really concerned enough to strike and lose his job in order to protect "other bakers."[/QUOTEgg

    That sounds to me like a brilliant negotiating strategy. Lets show them that we are willing to lose our jobs rather than try to work it out. Ought to work even better with Hostess's largest competitor, Gumbo, owner of Sara Lee, etc, a Mexican company. I would bet they know where to get cheaper labor.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I agree. Accept the agreement, keep working, look for another job. From what I read, the bakers UNION didn't want to hurt the contracts of bakers at other companies. I doubt a baker who has rent to pay is really concerned enough to strike and lose his job in order to protect "other bakers."[/QUOTEgg

    That sounds to me like a brilliant negotiating strategy. Lets show them that we are willing to lose our jobs rather than try to work it out. Ought to work even better with Hostess's largest competitor, Gumbo, owner of Sara Lee, etc, a Mexican company. I would bet they know where to get cheaper labor.

    The liberal union members need to do their research on the Mexican Gumbo Bakery company like you have.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zalatix View Post
    Hostess was going under, regardless. After all that has come out about the venture capitalists that Mafia-style busted-out that company, it's amazing to see any rational, well-informed person is still pushing the Union meme.

    And ATC? Tons of people are retiring now, the ATC system has a real big problem with staffing issues. Karmic payback and all that.

    Oh, look, the ATC shortage problem persists even in 2012!
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    The only thing that matters is that is is a chance for the warriors of the right to bash unions.

    In a week or two or three it will be something else that fuels the rabid anti-union fires. The people defending Hostess here do NOT give a damn about the company, their employees or their products. It is merely an excuse to continue their war on unions.
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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You are new here. Allow me to illuminate the darkness for you: Pavlov's bell has rung and the creatures of the right which hate unions as a matter of knee jerk reflex have salivated and attacked as a matter of course. The details do not matter. the facts do not matter. Reality does not matter.

    The only thing that matters is that is is a chance for the warriors of the right to bash unions.

    In a week or two or three it will be something else that fuels the rabid anti-union fires. The people defending Hostess here do NOT give a damn about the company, their employees or their products. It is merely an excuse to continue their war on unions.
    Okay...please now pontificate on how we SHOULD have responded and be SPECIFIC...thx
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    Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You are new here. Allow me to illuminate the darkness for you: Pavlov's bell has rung and the creatures of the right which hate unions as a matter of knee jerk reflex have salivated and attacked as a matter of course. The details do not matter. the facts do not matter. Reality does not matter.

    The only thing that matters is that is is a chance for the warriors of the right to bash unions.

    In a week or two or three it will be something else that fuels the rabid anti-union fires. The people defending Hostess here do NOT give a damn about the company, their employees or their products. It is merely an excuse to continue their war on unions.
    Are you referring to the Bakers Union that rejected the deal or the Teamsters that accepted it and crossed the picket lines?
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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Okay...please now pontificate on how we SHOULD have responded and be SPECIFIC...thx
    How you should have responded to what exactly?

    Perhaps finding out enough facts to make an intelligent post which was more than just knee jerk ideological reflex movement would have been a good start.
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    re: Hostess threatens to lay off 18,000 employees unless strike ends[W:521]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Okay...please now pontificate on how we SHOULD have responded and be SPECIFIC...thx
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