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Unions Kill The Goose That
Made Hostess Brands Gold

Investor´s Business Daily, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:earlybird, 11/19/2012 10:53:41 PM

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children´s fairy tale. (Snip) The Twinkies bankruptcy is a classic example of costs created by labor unions that are not confined to paychecks. The work rules imposed in union contracts required the company that makes Twinkies, which also makes Wonder Bread, to deliver these two

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When you read the Byzantine rules imposed on Hostess by the unions, you have to wonder how the company survived this long. All in the name of growing their union ranks. It was not about pay or benefits. It was about union numbers. Power.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 11/19/2012 11:15:22 PM     (No. 9024615)

´Bakers´ union - which now means ´I know how to push a button to turn on the machine that makes Twinkies.´ Nobody ever said these two-button pushers were smart!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 11/19/2012 11:52:45 PM     (No. 9024645)

If the unions would work with management to make the company more productive and profitable salaries and benefits would increase. That happens in the real world when non-union shops become more productive. Non productive measures that add costs hurt workers. It´s such a simple concept. Even union bosses should get it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/20/2012 12:02:21 AM     (No. 9024651)

Recently a small tree fell across the county road in front of my house at about 10 pm.. Cars could not pass. The police showed up. I put a small chain saw in the back of my SUV and drove up to see the cop. I offered to cut the tree into pieces small enough to clear the road. I would have taken about 5 minutes. He said not. He said that a county DPW was on call, and that he would show up soon. He added that he county guy was on overtime, and he wanted the money. I said OK. They then waited another hour and a half for the Country DPW guy, no doubt a union member, cars all lined up in the roadway.

All union, all the time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/20/2012 12:05:53 AM     (No. 9024654)

If you have been following this labor dispute on the TV news stations, many times they will show the union members with signs outside the now closed Hostess bakeries.

Just about all the Hostess employees shown out there are black people. It looks like the Hostess company is going to be purchased by a huge Mexican bakery conglomerate. If that is so, it will not be long before just about all the people who will be doing the former Hostess company workers jobs will be non-union Mexican workers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/20/2012 12:36:52 AM     (No. 9024664)

If the brands survive under new owners the product will have to made in a non union state. In union states beloning is mandatory.There are around 18 non union states in the south and western red places..

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Akudaq, 11/20/2012 12:44:58 AM     (No. 9024672)

Twinkie filling: Cream 2 Tbl. butter and 1/3 c. shortening. Slowly add 1 1/3 c. powd. sugar and 1 Tbl. granulated sugar while beating. Add 1/3 c. canned evaporated milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 2 drops lemon extract. mix on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this recipe with the beater attachment.
This is a good cake filling, or bake off chocolate cupcakes, make a hole in the top with the handle of a wooden spoon, and inject the filling using a pastry bag. cover the hole with frosting and you have a "Hostess" cupcake. Little goobers are stymied how you get the filling in there...cute.
Anyone besides me ready for the holiday food thread?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Madeye Moody, 11/20/2012 1:15:09 AM     (No. 9024681)

I´m sure many people have similar stories as this tale from the Rustbelt (Buffalo, NY - A Good Place to be From). A relative of mine worked at an industrial equipment (heat exchangers and compressors) maker that hit a rough patch. They were bought out but they new owner had no better luck. The new owner asked the unions (there were three) for work rule changes to make the company more flexible. The unions stood on principle and said no even though they knew it meant the company would close. A third buyer bought the designs and buildings and machinery and started a new non-union company with a few of the former employees, including my relative. 20 years later that company is still operating and my relative retired from there not to long ago.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/20/2012 2:16:08 AM     (No. 9024690)

You are a chowderhead if you ever buy a business that closed without getting rid of the union that closed it. On the other hand if you want sullen employees that get pressured to not work too hard, go for it. Hey liberals: this is a perfect way to put your money where your mouth is and use your own trust funds to buy a company subject to union control.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 11/20/2012 2:28:32 AM     (No. 9024695)

There´s a chat site twinkie org something, where all the goons express themselves. Vulgar, vile and scary mean. Makes one hope there is honor among food handlers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/20/2012 2:34:52 AM     (No. 9024699)

There´s been a lot of golden goose killing lately. Must be the Season of Lost Reason. Perhaps some Goose Dynasty L-Dotter will offer a good recipe on tomorrow´s recipe thread.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/20/2012 3:26:08 AM     (No. 9024723)

#4 must live in the great state of NY where it´s common for union lazy county workers to pad their wages and get higher pension payouts. It´s not uncommon here to see 5 or more county workers working on something, but only one guy is working, the others just stand around and watch.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/20/2012 10:25:48 AM     (No. 9025385)

TO hades with the union, the bankruptcy will null/void all contracts. Start over without them...in TEXAS!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/20/2012 10:35:30 AM     (No. 9025420)

No wonder 90% of products we buy say ´Made in China´, ´Made in Mexico´, etc.. It´s not worth the aggravation dealing with unions.

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