Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:23 PM
Omaha Steve (42,807 posts)
National Consumer League: statement on Hostess liquidation
November 16, 2012
Contact: Carol McKay, NCL Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org , (412) 945-3242
Washington, DC—Upon today’s announcement that Hostess Brands, Inc. has shut down operations and will liquidate assets, the National Consumers League continues to stand with the striking members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM).
The following statement may be attributed to National Consumers League Executive Director Sally Greenberg:
"Today is a sad day in America, and not just because of the demise of a brand that has produced iconic, well-loved treats and goods for generations, but because of the scapegoating taking place by corporate executives who are blaming brave union workers for the company’s collapse rather than taking responsibility themselves. It is years of poor management – not the reasonable demands to improve working conditions of the BCTGM – that led to the company’s demise. What a terrible time of year to take away the livelihood of 18,500 workers and the dozens of communities with factories that will be shuttered. Today’s announcement is a sad commentary on corporate America. The Hostess Brand’s executives put profits before people, paying large bonuses to executives while forcing the workers to give up benefits and pensions, once again putting Wall Street investors and themselves before the interests of the workers who build the brand."
About the National Consumers League
The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:53 AM
femrap (13,418 posts)
3. I had never heard
of the League, either. It's truly heartbreaking to see so many out of a job. So many communities.
But now Pabst will buy the Hostess brand for pennies on the dollar and Wall Street will continue to destroy this country. It's too bad that Sandy didn't destroy Wall Street.
The only building that was aglow when Sandy hit Manhattan was the Goldman-Sachs building.
Response to druidity33 (Reply #6)
Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:38 PM
femrap (13,418 posts)
7. I'm not sure
but I doubt it. All beers made in this country are now foreign owned except for Samuel Adams in MA.
And from what the owners of Pabst said, '...the union problems would be gone.'
Response to femrap (Reply #7)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:59 AM
druidity33 (4,217 posts)
8. That's not true...
Maybe all "commercial" beers are foreign owned, but most microbrews are still small companies owned by the brewers. What's funny is that it's the beer Giants that are Union Made (mostly the crappy lagers)
And Pabst IS a Union Made beer. This list is surprising...