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Old 11-16-2012, 08:10 AM   Topic Starter
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Say Goodbye to Twinkies and Wonderbread

Sad to see this happen...

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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So these people would rather strike than have a job?

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Awesome. What better way to pay back unions. You don't have a job, now go **** yourself.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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Awesome. What better way to pay back unions. You don't have a job, now go **** yourself.
Hooray for private equity firms who bought the company, loaded it up with debt and told the workers that they weren't going to honor their contract.

What kind of cuts were the workers talking about?

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"But if I have to take the cuts they're talking about I can get more from unemployment."

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...hostess-brands

So let me get this straight...a private equity firm comes in and tells workers that if they want to keep working they have to make less money than they would get if they didn't work at all? And now somehow the people in a union saying, "screw that" are the bad guys?

Awesome. What better way to pay back Republican Zomnies. Your tax dollars are paying for their unemployment because you can't do math, now go **** yourself.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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Shutting down the Emporia plant. The Emporia gazette said there were 400 people working there. Pretty tough for the town. In the last decade or so the town of 30,000 ish has lost Modine, IBP and Dolly Madison.

I think they picked up another dog food plant, but that town has to be hurting.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:31 AM   #7
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Shutting down the Emporia plant. The Emporia gazette said there were 400 people working there. Pretty tough for the town. In the last decade or so the town of 30,000 ish has lost Modine, IBP and Dolly Madison.

I think they picked up another dog food plant, but that town has to be hurting.
I wondered about that as soon as I read the title. That's too bad. That's a lot of industry shut down in E-town in only a few years.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #8
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #9
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He should change his sign from "On Strike" to "Out of Work"
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #10
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I feel some for those people, but how stupid is it to strike for better pay and then put the company out of business in the process?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #11
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Michelle hated twinkies and cupcakes anyway!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #12
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:25 AM   #13
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I'm pretty confident those well known products and product names will be bought out of bankruptcy by another bakery company and marketed and sold by them. Doubt you've seen your last Twinkie.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #14
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I'm pretty confident those well known products and product names will be bought out of bankruptcy by another bakery company and marketed and sold by them. Doubt you've seen your last Twinkie.
This, most likely.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #15
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Very nice. Is anyone going to eat that twinkie that's soon to be made in China?
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