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Hostess Brands closing for good
CNN, by James O´Toole

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/16/2012 7:45:29 AM

NEW YORK -- Hostess Brands -- the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread -- announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them. The closing will result in Hostess´ nearly 18,500 workers losing their jobs as the company shuts 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide. The bakers´ union represents around 5,000.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bassman, 11/16/2012 7:48:11 AM     (No. 9017840)

Unions destroyed this company. They will destroy more companies too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: saildreamer, 11/16/2012 7:53:10 AM     (No. 9017852)

I wonder how the workers feel now about their union bosses.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: wlazzell, 11/16/2012 8:00:59 AM     (No. 9017872)

I saw some of these strickers last weekend, NO ONE was honking to support them as they were waving signs out by the road. I hope they are happy they have forced nearly 18000 out of work! Be proud, bakers union members!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/16/2012 8:13:23 AM     (No. 9017894)

Hostess Shrugged!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/16/2012 8:16:57 AM     (No. 9017901)

I was able to withstand the demise of our Beloved Republic last week but please, Gawd, don´t take the Twinkies too !!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/16/2012 8:21:30 AM     (No. 9017910)

Who is John Galt?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/16/2012 8:22:13 AM     (No. 9017912)

Anybody remember Cushmann bakery, home delivery baked goods? Excellent product but unions put them out in the sixties.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jenkinshill, 11/16/2012 8:23:08 AM     (No. 9017913)

Suggested headline: Parasites Kill Host(ess)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/16/2012 8:25:01 AM     (No. 9017916)

#4, that is some great post!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 11/16/2012 8:29:32 AM     (No. 9017926)

I hope they sell those recipes to some conservative, non-union company so that these delicious treats can live on.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/16/2012 8:47:21 AM     (No. 9017964)

Twinkies will be around for another thousand years- in the back of some long forgotten closet. And still edible if the urban legends prove true. Shame on the unions. They are the epitome of greed and stupidity.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Refried, 11/16/2012 8:58:06 AM     (No. 9017997)

"The unions at Hostess could not be reached immediately for comment on the decision."
DUH! We ain´t got no jobs now!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: retiredhippy, 11/16/2012 8:58:57 AM     (No. 9018001)

wanna bet all those suddenly unemployed union members are doing the snoopy dance this morning thinking that they´ve won.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Tillster, 11/16/2012 9:03:02 AM     (No. 9018012)

92% salary. 100% no salary
uma. Oprah
Do the arithmetic stupid.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: farmwife, 11/16/2012 9:17:54 AM     (No. 9018043)

Do people really believe that "the rich" and "evil corporations" are going to stand by and be fleeced?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/16/2012 9:18:06 AM     (No. 9018044)

Trumka is trying to do the same thing in the public sphere, saying ´there is no fiscal cliff´ and claiming the whole budget deficit is a ´manufactured crisis.´ The Hostess experience is the Trumka attitude in microcosm. Trumka probably directed these fools,

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/16/2012 9:18:49 AM     (No. 9018047)

Apparently, a good number of the union strikers, crossed the picket line in order to keep their jobs (against threats by the union). But Hostess management said that it was too little too late.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Beveyscool1, 11/16/2012 9:21:49 AM     (No. 9018057)

Mooch is one happy gal today.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bella, 11/16/2012 9:22:07 AM     (No. 9018060)

My dream for just one day. Postings are only made from reputable sources.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mustng66, 11/16/2012 9:33:09 AM     (No. 9018089)

I want to be the first to wish all the Hostess union people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

You really, really earned it this year and I mean that.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/16/2012 9:40:07 AM     (No. 9018104)

A couple years ago, unions did the same thing to Stella d´Oro bakeries, forcing it to shut down. They must be so proud of themselves.

Always looking out for the little guy, aren´t they?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tgfrr, 11/16/2012 9:41:23 AM     (No. 9018108)

18,000 more citizens on the dole and shifting to government sponsored health care. What else would a union chief want??

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/16/2012 9:49:00 AM     (No. 9018132)

Easy to blame the Union but the company was failing due to the fact that it makes products that are no longer used by health conscious consumers. The plants are in areas where the workers will have no problem finding other work.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 11/16/2012 9:52:04 AM     (No. 9018141)

Yeah, I hear there are lots of jobs waiting to be filled in this economy for people with experience making faux pastries.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Opsimath, 11/16/2012 9:53:14 AM     (No. 9018147)

So let me get this straight: the media goes nuts when Romney wants to de-fund Big Bird, but Hostess closing is no big deal. I will miss my powdered sugar donuts...snif

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/16/2012 10:02:00 AM     (No. 9018181)

FTA: "The closing will result in Hostess´ nearly 18,500 workers losing their jobs as the company shuts 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide, as well as 570 outlet stores. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union represents around 5,000 Hostess employees."

Now, here is some real irony when thinking about "all things dRATS." Doing the math [balancing budgets is what GOP does best] will show that less than a THIRD of the employees are responsible for putting the MAJORITY out of work.

Now, doesn´t this sound exactly like how "minorities" and special interest groups [dRATS] shape much of Washington policy to the detriment of all?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/16/2012 10:11:07 AM     (No. 9018215)

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Just wait and see what the coming months have in store. Elections do, indeed, have consequences. I´m concerned that we are going down a road from which there is no return.

Reply 65 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/16/2012 9:579 AM (No. 9018168)

This is just the beginning. The fallout from Obama, Unions, and the ignorant left-leaning American whiners and takers will be devastating in the months to come.

"A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." John Adams in a letter to Abigail Adams (17 July 1775).


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Reply 28 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 11/16/2012 10:36:11 AM     (No. 9018291)

#4 - bumper sticker and t-shirt worthy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/16/2012 11:34:15 AM     (No. 9018453)

Hostess was the #2 bakery in the United States. #1 is Bimbo Bakeries, which is a subsidiary of Mexican Grupo Bimbo ("beem-bo", a fantasy name that means nothing - not our slang "bimbo"), which is the #1 commercial bakery in the world.

You´d be amazed to see what well-known brands are now the property of Grupo Bimbo: Oroweat breads, Ball Park franks, Sara Lee, Boboli, Nutella, the list goes on and on.

Obie may not want American businesses to go overseas, but I stopped buying Kelloggs Raisin Bran when it changed taste and texture and turned out to have been manufactured in a plant in Mexico. And isn´t Kellogg a big Obama supporter?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/16/2012 11:38:37 AM     (No. 9018466)

#19´s meaning is unclear. If they are talking about this post, the article is from CNN Money and is detailed and comprehensive, and as accurate as any I´ve seen so far.

Maybe a read of the article would change their mind?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: lil dotty, 11/16/2012 2:08:23 PM     (No. 9018849)

And in Puppet Land, Howdy Doody, Uncle Bob and their crew are shedding tears. How ironic this puppet should be a cousin to Two Won. Howdy had a pug nose, not a long one, however.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: tgfrr, 11/16/2012 3:09:34 PM     (No. 9019000)

One slight correction #31 it was not Uncle Bob, it was "Buffalo Bob Smith". I remember my crush on Princess Winter Spring Summer Fall fondly.

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