Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by anonymous6, Jul 7, 2013.
back on shelves july 15th. they can rot on the shelves.
eh.... not really.... I doubt those things would ever rot
I like twinkies!
I liked Twinkies.
Who is making them?
New Twinkies Will Have a Missing Ingredient: Union Labor - Working In These Times
Metropolous & Co. and Apollo Global Management, which are both big equity groups. They'll be hiring many of the same people but have essentially dissolved their contracts.
From a purely business perspective this is a smart move.
Haven't had a Twinkie in over 40 years and don't forsee partaking in another one and that has nothing to do with Hostess busting a union.
The problem really is regaining shelf space back.
People have now sampled Entenmann's and Little Debbie's product. Entenmann's is a superior product.
They will also need to cough up fees for said shelf space.
Maybe it was it to put this iconic food substance to bed.
(notice the use of words "food substance")
It is and I'm glad you specifically stated "from a purely business perspective.." because the whole Hostess story is one of the most disgusting union busting tales of modern times.
The hedge funds that previously owned Hostess had no interest in making Twinkies - they just wanted to loot the company dry in any way, shape, or form they could. And they eventually got their way.
Keep in mind that it was not the Teamsters who stood in the way----they agreed to all of the concessions and were all set to go back to work. It was the baker's union which would not budge and look where it got them.
Are you referring to the cream filled cake or people 13 to 18 years of age?
This is about cake. Be more specific to avoid misunderstanding.
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How many of the "Don't support....." drive foreign cars? Or American brand car made outside of the states? How many buy clothing products made in other countries? How many buy made in America only products?
As much as I try to support the American made products, I will admit that I fail in this regard.
Just something to think about.
I don't need a pop-up to tell you that!
The problem was that the companies were continuing to ask for concessions - over and over - while simultaneously giving themselves bonuses. There are only so many pay cuts, insurance premium hikes, and pension freezes a bargaining unit can tolerate. From what I've read, the BCTGM recognized that the company was going to eventually liquidate, regardless of any concessions they gave, and decided to strike in order to preserve the industry-average wage.
It's virtually impossible to only buy American-made or Union-made products. I avoid Walmart like the plague and try to make sure major purchases (appliances, electronics, et cetera) are union label.
Just try to find a T.V. made in America. They do not make them here anymore.
I'm sorry but it is hard to take serious any thread with "Hostess Twinkees" in the title ... it equates to "Honey Boo Boo".
Too bad the brand wasn't allowed to die.
Element Electronics has a new line of flat screens that are made in Detroit. Freight and fuel costs have gotten to the point where some manufacturing jobs are coming back from China, as it's cheaper to make it here than to make it and ship it from overseas.
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