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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:00 PM

Bakers’ union on strike against Hostess (twinkies ho ho's cup cakes etc)

Source: Dallas News Com

The tense relationship between Hostess Brands and its second largest union deteriorated further Friday when the bakers’ union said it is going on strike against the bankrupt snack maker, beginning today.

Hostess has said repeatedly a prolonged strike would result in a “rapid” wind down of the company, which has been in bankruptcy court since January.

In a news release issued late Friday, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union called the move”an inspiring display of courage and conviction.”

It was not clear where picket lines have been established. Officials with the union and with Hostess could not be reached for comment.

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Reply Bakers’ union on strike against Hostess (twinkies ho ho's cup cakes etc) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
slackmaster Nov 2012 #1
Liberalagogo Nov 2012 #2
nolabear Nov 2012 #3
naturallyselected Nov 2012 #4
Sherman A1 Nov 2012 #5
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #6
One Voice Nov 2012 #7
Myrina Nov 2012 #8
Auggie Nov 2012 #9
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #11
justice1 Nov 2012 #12
PatrynXX Nov 2012 #10
bitchkitty Nov 2012 #13

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:04 PM

1. Hostess actually employs bakers?

 

I thought they only had industrial equipment operators and mechanics.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

2. Oh nos!!!

Where ever will Americans get all their fried lard now?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. NOOOOOOOO!!! NOT THE HO HOs!!!!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

4. Try Tastykakes

Tastykakes are now available on the entire East coast, from Maine to Florida. We lived in PA for a year back in 1978, and I became addicted to Tastykakes, and find Hostess and Drake's inedible. Every time we visit my wife's relatives in PA and NJ, we bring back a supply. Now we can just go to the local Hannafords here in Maine. Not the complete selection you can find in the Middle Atlantic states, but it's a start.

Of course, a real bakery, or even some grocery store bakeries, bake better stuff, but if you have a sweet tooth like me, and you like to keep something satisfying around the house, you can't beat the quality and convenience of Tastykakes -

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

5. Thanks for posting.

I will check with my driver tomorrow & see what information he has on this.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. i thought that companies in bankruptcy can cancel union contracts anyway...?

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:08 PM

7. More here:

From Indiana:

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-hostess-hostess-threatening-to-shut-down-operations-in-indianapolis-as-workers-plan-a-picket-20121109,0,2555119.column?track=rss


"We certainly hope that they do not assume we are bluffing. We are not. There are no negotiations underway," said Lance Ignon, a company spokesman.

Back in May, Hostess warned state officials that it might need to shut down its operations in 21 Indiana communities. There are five Hostess locations in Indianapolis alone. That would mean more than 850 people would be out of work.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:23 PM

8. A horrifying development in the same week pot is legalized in parts of the US!!

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Response to Myrina (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 PM

9. LOL

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Response to Myrina (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:39 PM

11. There is still Doritos. :) nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:31 PM

12. Like a lot of junk food companies, their stock went up.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. cept the one in waterloo ia....

they plan to close if they strike. and waterloo has been trying for ages to shut that building down. one of the older buildings around. when I had a job was much fun when we would be outside down wind and smell the bread in the air. (Wonder Bread)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:08 AM

13. I feel for the workers

but I really wish people would not eat this crap.

Since the reality is that people will eat, drink, be merry, and eat this crap, I am on the side of the workers and hope they don't lose their jobs.

Speaking as a reformed Twinkie-eater!

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