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Title: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 05:55:40 AM
18,500 Workers Out Of Jobs As Hostess Shuts Down


Hostess Brands—the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread—announced that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations and sell its brands, James O'Toole of CNN Money reports.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/18500-hostess-workers-out-of-jobs-2012-11#ixzz2COTNP7OR


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: chaos on November 16, 2012, 06:00:46 AM
I thought this thread was about RXmuscle.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Irongrip400 on November 16, 2012, 06:09:28 AM
Hopefully someone buys the brand.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: BigCyp on November 16, 2012, 06:14:54 AM
I thought this was a thread announcing Kiwiol's return


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Stark on November 16, 2012, 06:32:02 AM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

18k workers? Jesus Chris


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 16, 2012, 07:01:23 AM
Unions ::)

Hold them hostage till the company goes under and they're out of a job...brilliant.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: MikMaq on November 16, 2012, 07:01:35 AM
Who the fuck cares, it's not like were gonna be importing bread from bengladesh. Production will simply be upped from another location.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Heywood on November 16, 2012, 07:02:11 AM
Good news for Little Debbie.......


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Nails on November 16, 2012, 07:06:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81VGWQip4k


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: Ron on November 16, 2012, 07:11:54 AM


Hostess asked the employees to take a 8% pay cut to keep them in business so that 18,500 could have jobs.   Some of the unions, especially here in California, objected, and prefered to strike and yell and scream.

In the end, they all are out of a job.  They are hoping that another bakery with better benefits will come over and take them under their wings.  It may works for a few bakeries here in California, but the vast majority of Hostess bakeries and their employees will shut down and lose their jobs.

Sad.



Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: hrspwr on November 16, 2012, 07:12:09 AM
I blame the healthy eating craze and the war on fat people. this shit needs to stop rtfn. god damn granola eating mutants.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Tapeworm on November 16, 2012, 07:13:35 AM
Those things were 6 degrees of perversion from whatever inspired them in the first place.  Fuck fat people and their beloved frankenfoods.  Fuck companies that push pure shit down our throats with their unsolicited advertisements and child targeted packaging.  Fuck 37k tear filled eyes scanning the want-ads for 'Factory Workers Wanted.'

Btw, in Japan a 'hostess' is what they call a whore.  They'd still be in business if they called it Whore Cupcakes.  Did you remember a loaf of Insatiable Slut Bread, dear?  You'd remember that.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: Stark on November 16, 2012, 07:15:27 AM

Hostess asked the employees to take a 8% pay cut to keep them in business so that 18,500 could have jobs.   Some of the unions, especially here in California, objected, and prefered to strike and yell and scream.

In the end, they all are out of a job.  They are hoping that another bakery with better benefits will come over and take them under their wings.  It may works for a few bakeries here in California, but the vast majority of Hostess bakeries and their employees will shut down and lose their jobs.

Sad.



Let see what the exec leadership got in regards to anual bonues etc etc.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Nails on November 16, 2012, 07:18:11 AM
have not really ate a twinkie in years ... i eat cupcakes about once a week maybe

Ron any news if this will affect the CUP CAKE Industry too  :o :o :o




(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jTzp_qJ5xSA/TOB6TP0yQeI/AAAAAAAAAS8/EQ6IouzNrP0/s1600/Hostess+Cupcakes.JPG)


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: WOOO on November 16, 2012, 07:18:25 AM

Hostess asked the employees to take a 8% pay cut to keep them in business so that 18,500 could have jobs.   Some of the unions, especially here in California, objected, and prefered to strike and yell and scream.

In the end, they all are out of a job.  They are hoping that another bakery with better benefits will come over and take them under their wings.  It may works for a few bakeries here in California, but the vast majority of Hostess bakeries and their employees will shut down and lose their jobs.

Sad.





meh

i've never eaten either product

it's all crack to me

making poison is not an honorable profession


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: Tapeworm on November 16, 2012, 07:20:00 AM
Let see what the exec leadership got in regards to anual bonues etc etc.

Qft.  Except you won't see it.  That's the magic of accountancy.  Abracadabra, invisible golden parachutes.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: El Diablo Blanco on November 16, 2012, 07:21:32 AM
What a bunch of assholes.  All had a job, insurance, a salary but always wanted more and more and in the end lost everything from their greed.  Fuck them


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: Stark on November 16, 2012, 07:22:14 AM
Qft.  Except you won't see it.  That's the magic of accountancy.  Abracadabra, invisible golden parachutes.

You will also not see how large their their golden parachute will be like.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 07:24:04 AM
Thread title changed.    ;D :D ;D :D


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: Irongrip400 on November 16, 2012, 07:38:16 AM
Those things were 6 degrees of perversion from whatever inspired them in the first place.  Fuck fat people and their beloved frankenfoods.  Fuck companies that push pure shit down our throats with their unsolicited advertisements and child targeted packaging.  Fuck 37k tear filled eyes scanning the want-ads for 'Factory Workers Wanted.'

Btw, in Japan a 'hostess' is what they call a whore.  They'd still be in business if they called it Whore Cupcakes.  Did you remember a loaf of Insatiable Slut Bread, dear?  You'd remember that.

I laughed out loud, that was good.

What a bunch of assholes.  All had a job, insurance, a salary but always wanted more and more and in the end lost everything from their greed.  Fuck them

I agree with you on this.  People were given their options, and took the wrong one.  I worked for a company, and back in 08, they told us we would take a 15% pay cut, or find other employment.  I took the cut until I moved on.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: littledumbells on November 16, 2012, 07:55:34 AM
Let see what the exec leadership got in regards to anual bonues etc etc.

  Ditto for the union leaders


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: polychronopolous on November 16, 2012, 07:56:57 AM
I better load up then. Aren't those things supposed to be good for several hundred years?


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 07:58:19 AM
When Ding Dongs are outlawed only outlaws wil have Ding Dongs   :P


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: tu_holmes on November 16, 2012, 08:13:53 AM
Someone will come out and buy up everything... The Twinkie is an american national icon.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Stark on November 16, 2012, 08:16:38 AM
Someone will come out and buy up everything... The Twinkie is an american national icon.

No wonder America lost the last two major wars ::)


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Heywood on November 16, 2012, 08:50:04 AM
Someone will come out and buy up everything... The Twinkie is an american national icon.

not if they have to pick up the defined benefit pension liability.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Nails on November 16, 2012, 09:30:35 AM
Twinkies have about a 20yr life shelf so STOCK UP



Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: MCWAY on November 16, 2012, 09:36:17 AM

Hostess asked the employees to take a 8% pay cut to keep them in business so that 18,500 could have jobs.   Some of the unions, especially here in California, objected, and prefered to strike and yell and scream.

In the end, they all are out of a job.  They are hoping that another bakery with better benefits will come over and take them under their wings.  It may works for a few bakeries here in California, but the vast majority of Hostess bakeries and their employees will shut down and lose their jobs.

Sad.



So much for all that "shared sacrifice" crap we hear from liberals.  ::)


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 16, 2012, 09:39:05 AM
So much for all that "shared sacrifice" crap we hear from liberals.  ::)

This^^

On a side note, if were to say that I would have been attacked by damn near every liberal on here. oh, well. We were right the previous four years and off to a good start of being right the next four.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: MCWAY on November 16, 2012, 09:40:39 AM
This^^

On a side note, if were to say that I would have been attacked by damn near every liberal on here. oh, well. We were right the previous four years and off to a good start of being right the next four.

If someone does buy out Hostess, you can bet they'll move the business to a right-to-work state, probably in the Southeast.


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 16, 2012, 09:44:36 AM
If someone does buy out Hostess, you can bet they'll move the business to a right-to-work state, probably in the Southeast.

and use their own work force which means those 18,000+ jobs are gone.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: tu_holmes on November 16, 2012, 10:01:48 AM
No wonder America lost the last two major wars ::)

Which Wars are you speaking of?


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: 240 is Back on November 16, 2012, 10:02:33 AM
see, I view this as the market doing what the market does.

If you want cheap junk food cakes, Little Debbie is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Hostess cakes.

If you want quality junk food, Entemanns is about the same price as hostess but way more quality.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 16, 2012, 10:19:41 AM
see, I view this as the market doing what the market does.

If you want cheap junk food cakes, Little Debbie is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Hostess cakes.

If you want quality junk food, Entemanns is about the same price as hostess but way more quality.

LOL...this is about unions fucking up the country and work force. Ever thought about why Japanese and european cars are built so much better and out perform US made cars? NO UNIONS.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: chaos on November 16, 2012, 11:25:24 AM
Unions had their time and place as protectors and turned into hostage takers holding companies hostage until they are out of business.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Kwon_2 on November 16, 2012, 11:30:56 AM
The End of Twinks


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Ron on November 16, 2012, 11:35:25 AM

Quote
Ron any news if this will affect the CUP CAKE Industry too

No, this is doing very well out here in Los Angeles.  Various bakeries make their own, including Ralphs Supermarket, which are surprisingly good.  And now they have various flavors at specialized bakeries out here, aka Velvet Red Cupcakes, or Cake Batter Cupcakes, and many more, which are great.  I just prefer a Boston Cream filled cupcake!

Someone will buy the Twinkie and Ding Dong name, and keep selling them.  Unfortunately, most likely, they will be a bakery with more machine filled technology and less people.  Sad that 18,000 had to lose their jobs before the holidays over the stubbornness of a few hundred.



Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: chaos on November 16, 2012, 11:56:09 AM
No, this is doing very well out here in Los Angeles.  Various bakeries make their own, including Ralphs Supermarket, which are surprisingly good.  And now they have various flavors at specialized bakeries out here, aka Velvet Red Cupcakes, or Cake Batter Cupcakes, and many more, which are great.  I just prefer a Boston Cream filled cupcake!

Someone will buy the Twinkie and Ding Dong name, and keep selling them.  Unfortunately, most likely, they will be a bakery with more machine filled technology and less people.  Sad that 18,000 had to lose their jobs before the holidays over the stubbornness of a few hundred.


I grabbed a Dong Dong in your honor today from the local Hostess store, check out lady was concerned about her job....she wondered were she would go at her age that was going to pay her $26 to check out Ding Dongs.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: The Abdominal Snoman on November 16, 2012, 12:01:11 PM
And this happening a month before 12/21/2012. I'm guessing the owners of the company have a nice phat pad in Colorado. :-\


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: tu_holmes on November 16, 2012, 12:01:43 PM
I grabbed a Dong Dong in your honor today

Outed.


Title: Say Goodbye To The Twinkie: Hostess Out Of Business
Post by: The RedMeatKid on November 16, 2012, 01:43:59 PM
Left wing Union thugs have put Hostess out of business with thier strike. Obama and the unions are destroying this country. Twinkies, like many things American, are now history.


Title: Re: Say Goodbye To The Twinkie: Hostess Out Of Business
Post by: The RedMeatKid on November 16, 2012, 01:58:24 PM
what the fuck do you care Asif, you're a paki you're not american
Does your mother still prefer to have "all three holes plugged"? Or has she cut back to two n/i/ggers at a time?


Title: Re: Say Goodbye To The Twinkie: Hostess Out Of Business
Post by: arce1988 on November 16, 2012, 02:00:09 PM
  RIP


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: arce1988 on November 16, 2012, 02:12:07 PM
  RIP


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: polychronopolous on November 16, 2012, 02:16:46 PM
see, I view this as the market doing what the market does.

If you want cheap junk food cakes, Little Debbie is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Hostess cakes.

If you want quality junk food, Entemanns is about the same price as hostess but way more quality.

They do make an excellent honey bun.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Nails on November 16, 2012, 02:17:06 PM
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Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Nails on November 16, 2012, 02:18:07 PM
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Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Nails on November 16, 2012, 02:18:41 PM
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Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: canyon on November 16, 2012, 06:25:17 PM

Hostess asked the employees to take a 8% pay cut to keep them in business so that 18,500 could have jobs.   Some of the unions, especially here in California, objected, and prefered to strike and yell and scream.

In the end, they all are out of a job.  They are hoping that another bakery with better benefits will come over and take them under their wings.  It may works for a few bakeries here in California, but the vast majority of Hostess bakeries and their employees will shut down and lose their jobs.

Sad.


Why is this sad? They went on strike, should be fired.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 06:42:35 PM
 :D


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 06:57:55 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 07:03:23 PM
 :D


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Palpatine Q on November 16, 2012, 07:07:37 PM
This is the second time hostess has filed in the last decade.  They are suffering from America's changing eating habits, and have had declining sales for years. sales of white bread , their staple, are down 25%... And wouldn't that be MANAGEMENT"S fault that they failed to adapt to an obviously more health conscious market ?

Workers salaries have nothing to do with it  ::)


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Maddy on November 16, 2012, 07:20:23 PM
This is the second time hostess has filed in the last decade.  They are suffering from America's changing eating habits, and have had declining sales for years. sales of white bread , their staple, are down 25%... And wouldn't that be MANAGEMENT"S fault that they failed to adapt to an obviously more health conscious market ?

Workers salaries have nothing to do with it  ::)

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yourself in
economical discussions
it only reveals
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Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Slik on November 16, 2012, 07:27:56 PM
What a bunch of assholes.  All had a job, insurance, a salary but always wanted more and more and in the end lost everything from their greed.  Fuck them
yeah but wut do they care. They'll get 18 months or something of a paid vacation via unemployment and we'll pay the bill.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Palpatine Q on November 16, 2012, 07:29:09 PM
Groink
dont involve
yourself in
economical discussions
it only reveals
your naivety

learn how to spell naivete


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Maddy on November 16, 2012, 07:46:13 PM


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Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: WOOO on November 16, 2012, 07:52:06 PM
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Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: evandatp on November 16, 2012, 09:14:39 PM
If that ghetto moulie died n an air crash on AF1 between his fundraisers i could care less
Do you have the accent to go with this?


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: TK on November 16, 2012, 09:19:24 PM

It's ok. We bought enough Twinkies to last us until someones makes more.



Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: The Abdominal Snoman on November 16, 2012, 09:20:46 PM
Ron should pool his money together with the Hierarchy and buy the Twinkies recipe. Like he did quietly with bodybuilding.com


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Polish Power on November 17, 2012, 08:28:01 AM
Hostess Canada is still going to make the Ding Dong


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Dongs
Post by: SquidVicious on November 17, 2012, 11:43:13 AM
I thought this thread was about RXmuscle.
LOL


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: FlexGuns on November 17, 2012, 02:43:53 PM
If any of you can get boxes of Twinkies or other Hostess stuff, they are going for a lot of money on Ebay. One single box in one listing just sold for $5100. I got a few boxes yesterday.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: WOOO on November 17, 2012, 02:57:05 PM
If any of you can get boxes of Twinkies or other Hostess stuff, they are going for a lot of money on Ebay. One single box in one listing just sold for $5100. I got a few boxes yesterday.

 ::) ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Gregzs on November 19, 2012, 06:19:37 PM

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/finance/20121119/US.Hostess.Bankruptcy.Hearing/


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Twinkies will live to see another day.

 
Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union agreed on Monday to try to resolve their differences after a bankruptcy court judge noted that the parties hadn't gone through the critical step of private mediation. That means the maker of the spongy cake with the mysterious cream filling won't go out of business yet.

 
The news comes after the maker of Ho Ho's, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread last week moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court. Hostess cited a crippling strike started on Nov. 9 by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which represents about 30 percent of Hostess workers.

 
"Many people, myself included, have serious questions as to the logic behind this strike," said Judge Robert Drain, who heard the case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York in White Plains, N.Y. "Not to have gone through that step leaves a huge question mark in this case."

 
The mediation talks are set to take place Tuesday, with the liquidation hearing set to resume on Wednesday if an agreement isn't reached. Jeff Freund, an attorney for the bakers union, said any guess as to how the talks will go would be "purely speculative."

 
In an interview following the hearing, Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn said that there is enormous financial pressure to come to an agreement with the union by the end of the day Tuesday.

 
He noted that it's costing Hostess about $1 million a day in payroll costs alone to stay alive, with the money mostly going toward management to unwind the company. About 18,000 workers were sent home Friday after the company shuttered its 33 plants, meaning no sales are being generated.

 
"We didn't think we had a runway, but the judge just created a 24-hour runway," said Rayburn, who added that even if a contract agreement is reached, it's unclear whether all Hostess plants will get up and running again.
 
Hostess, weighed down by debt, management turmoil, rising labor costs and the changing tastes of Americans, decided on Friday that it no longer could make it through a conventional Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Instead, the company, which is based in Irving, Texas, asked the court for permission to sell its assets and wind down its business.

 
The company, which is in its second bankruptcy in less than a decade, had said that it was saddled with costs related to its unionized workforce. It brought on Rayburn as a restructuring expert in part to renegotiate its contract with labor unions.
 
Hostess, which had been contributing $100 million a year in pension costs for workers, offered workers a new contract that would've slashed that to $25 million a year, in addition to wage cuts and a 17 percent reduction in health benefits. The baker's union rejected the offer and decided to strike.

 
By that time, Hostess had reached a contract agreement with its largest union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which urged the bakers union to hold a secret ballot on whether to continue striking. Although many workers in the bakers union decided to cross picket lines this week, Hostess said it wasn't enough to keep operations at normal levels.

 
Rayburn said that Hostess was already operating on razor thin margins and that the strike was the final blow. The bakers union said the company's demise was the result of mismanagement, not the strike. It pointed to the steep raises executives were given last year as the company was spiraling down toward bankruptcy.

 
The company's announcement last week that it would move to liquidate prompted people across the country to rush to stores and stock up on their favorite Hostess treats. Many businesses reported selling out of Twinkies within hours and the spongy cakes turned up for sale online for hundreds of dollars.

 
Even if Hostess goes out of business, its popular brands will likely find a second life after being snapped up by buyers. The company says several potential buyers have expressed interest in the brands. Although Hostess' sales have been declining in recent years, the company still does about $2.5 billion in business each year. Twinkies along brought in $68 million so far this year.



Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Gregzs on December 09, 2012, 01:53:06 PM
Jamie Foxx as a Ding Dong!

http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2012/12/09/watch-jamie-foxx-takes-the-cake-as-snl-guest-host/


Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx played a Hostess Ding-Dong who complained that Twinkies were getting all the attention in the wake of Hostess declaring bankruptcy a few weeks ago.

Foxx appeared costumed as the iconic, disc-shaped, chocolate-coated snack cake during “Weekend Update” Saturday night on “Saturday Night Live,” which Foxx guest-hosted, with musical guest Ne-Yo.

Foxx, as the life-sized Ding-Dong, was invited on “Update” by anchor Seth Meyers. Elsewhere on the “SNL” episode, Foxx played a bailiff on a fictional afternoon court show and a “pimp” who sold Christmas trees on the streets of New York. He even poked fun at Tyler Perry in a bit that spoofed Perry’s cop-thriller “Alex Cross” and Perry’s most famous character, the outspoken “Madea,” at the same time.

Of all of these, it was Foxx’s performance as the angry, maligned snack food that we liked best — which is why the “Ding-Dong” clip is the first one up as we recap this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.”


Title: Re: The end of Twinks & Ding Dongs
Post by: orion on December 10, 2012, 06:32:53 AM
So much for all that "shared sacrifice" crap we hear from liberals.  ::)

CEO's salary went from $700,000 to $2.5 million while the company was tanking.  So much for sharing the sacrifice.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Kwon_2 on December 12, 2012, 10:09:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqM7AFL4ixA


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: JBGRAY on December 12, 2012, 11:09:17 PM
LOL...this is about unions fucking up the country and work force. Ever thought about why Japanese and european cars are built so much better and out perform US made cars? NO UNIONS.

Not true.  IG Metall is the powerful automotive union that virtually all German autoworkers belong to.  Average salary of autoworkers in dollar amounts in Germany is around $64 per hour compared to about $33 in the US(combined union and non-union wages) per hour.  Of course, they can get away with it for a large variety of reasons, particularly the fact that they can sell BMWs and Mercedes tens of thousands above of what they are truly worth.

Also, nowadays quality of Japanese, US, and European manufactured vehicles are so close in overall rankings that they are often nearly indistinguishable from one another.  Minus Chrysler/Dodge/RAM of course.


Title: Re: The end of Twinkies & Ding Dongs
Post by: Gregzs on December 17, 2012, 10:57:15 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-505143_162-10014874.html?tag=nl.e664&s_cid=e664


Last shipment of Hostess Twinkies
 
Hostess Twinkies are offered for sale at a Jewel-Osco grocery store on Dec. 11, 2012, in Chicago. The Jewel-Osco grocery store chain purchased the last shipment of 20,000 boxes of Hostess products and put them on sale in their stores throughout the Chicago area. Hostess Brands Inc. shut down its baking operations and began liquidating assets last month after failing to negotiate a labor contract with Workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.