Union workers lash out at Hostess after plant closed… (went on strike – now they’re out of work.) “They were told the company would close plants if there was a strike. They went on strike anyway.” BTW… “On January 10, 2012 Hostess Brands filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for the second time. In a statement in its filing, the company said it ‘is not competitive, primarily due to legacy pension and medical benefit obligations and restrictive work rules.’”

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J.P. Travis November 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

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It doesn’t matter. The Twinkies they have in the warehouse are good for at least twenty years.

sifi November 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

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hah

KimmyQueen November 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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I thought it lasted 50 years…

CO2Insanity November 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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NO that’s McDonald’s hamburgers.

JPTravis November 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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No, it’s MacDonald’s shakes not MacDonald’s burgers that last forever. Remember back in the 70s or 80s when somebody analyzed the shakes and discovered there were no dairy products in them?

KimmyQueen November 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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Eeek!

flashingscotsman November 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

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Notice on the menu, it does NOT state that it’s a milk shake. Don’t spill any in the parking lot. It eats through asphalt.

KimmyQueen November 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

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OMG! I am freaking out actually.

RobertW November 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

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Milkshake Base Mix
Skimmed milk, concentrated skimmed milk*1 , cream, sugar, skimmed milk solids*2 , glucose syrup. Stabilisers: guar gum, sodium polyphosphate, carrageenan and carboxymethylcellulose. Vanilla flavour.

* Subject to supplier variation, either *1 or *2 will be used.

http://www.mcspotlight.org/company/publications/nutrition_info.html

now frog balls are a different story altogether.

KimmyQueen November 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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Wow… that is just not appetizing.

flashingscotsman November 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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Frogballs are delicious!

RobertW November 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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i’d have to go w/the mild spicy.

KimmyQueen November 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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Yikes!

Progressive Hemrrhoid November 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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One of the three things guaranteed to survive a thermo-nucluar war, Grass, twinkies, and Keith Richards.

drb November 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

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Unions are reaping the destruction they have sown.

KimmyQueen November 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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And EVERYONE else will suffer alongside them…

PsychoDad November 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

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Yes we can!

ooddballz November 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

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YES, they did.

sifi November 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

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Now they’re done.

sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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Missed you sifi. And I am happy to see your avi too!

Elrond Hubbard November 13, 2012 at 8:39 am

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Damn, that spokesman looks and sounds like an idiot. Hey union strikers! Hostess is not General Motors, you will not be bailed out by the federal government. You were told if you strike you will lose your jobs, because Hostess already cannot afford to pay your wages or meet your demands and is in Chapter 11. It’s economics 101.

Forward!

RKae November 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

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Math is hard.

flashingscotsman November 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

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But, the fact that they’re all on unemployment now means the economy will be healthier. Just ask Nancy.

rs November 13, 2012 at 8:47 am

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I always find it amusing that people will believe the unions. Welcome to the world economy.

Big Al November 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

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If they go hunger they can eat their free birth control.

danybhoy November 13, 2012 at 9:41 am

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Welcome to the New World Order, folks.

ooddballz November 13, 2012 at 10:08 am

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Hope Hostess re-opens in a RTW state, while there are a few left anyway.

sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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Come to Texas!

sifi November 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

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F***ed Union of Ball-busters Against Reform
Another meaning of FUBAR

Navyvet2 November 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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Many many stories like this, and the workers still dont get it. The union bosses play them like a piano. When the company goes out of business, it is no skin off the union bosses nose. Yeah, they are out some dues, but all they have to do is grease a few Communist politicians and then go screw up another company and collect the extortion from the idiots that work there.
BTW, I had to do some grocery shopping today and I went out of my way to a Target just as a way of saying “F*CK YOU” to the unions.

Neo-7 November 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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The coming pension tsunami , at all levels , is a terrible pain that will be felt by most .
Greed is a hard vise to give up .

hisham November 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

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“The coming pension tsunami”

Yeah, I’m pretty sure my military retirement pension is a goner. This pisses me off enough to k*** someone. I stood on my head in a bucket of shit for twenty-two years, fucked up my health, got old before my time, earned significantly less than the average wage earner for most of that twenty-two year period and still managed to pay my bills and feed my family. I was thinking long-term and now it looks like I’m going to have to start all over at 60. I always knew I’d probably be working until I died, but this is ridiculous

deepthinker November 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

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Killed the golden goose and then bitch about losing your job. When the company states that if the union strikes they will be forced to close down production. What the membership failed to realize is that if there’s no money to be made there’s no jobs to be had. It’s to bad that their buddy barry doesn’t give a shit about them now that he’s been re-elected. Used and abused, then thrown onto the scrap heap of humanity.

KimmyQueen November 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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This is part of the entitlement mentality. They don’t understand that businesses have a right to not employ you or to fire you if they cannot keep you employed. If you are a bad employee and cost problems they can get rid of you. If you fail to work due to strike you are costing money, if you ask for exhorbitant pensions you are costing money if the government ask for their pound of flesh that costs money. Businesses are not self sustaining when no one works or when the government overreaches. It makes sense to me but it doesn’t make sense to the idiots. It sucks to loose your work, but you should have thought about it before going on strike. Just because you are you it doesn’t mean that the business should stay open just to make you happy. Come one people employ common sense. If the union says something and the employer says something else do not go with the union, make sure to accept some sacrifices or just GET ANOTHER JOB with another company that is more compliant and flexible as per your standards. You cannot MAKE an employer employ you or keep you employed if you are costing them money they should not be paying out.

flashingscotsman November 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

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Look at that final paycheck. Who signed it? The company owner, or your beloved union bosses?

Not so silent November 13, 2012 at 7:39 pm

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Well this ain’t gonna go well in Liberal land, The twinkies and Ho-Ho’s will be no more, ding dongs gone too, that kida takes away the liberal base….

JPTravis November 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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They do love their ding dongs. Especially in San Francisco.

danybhoy November 14, 2012 at 4:37 am
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sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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Ok, that was annoying!

flashingscotsman November 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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I remember that. It was annoying then, too.

Progressive Hemrrhoid November 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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I have an amazing lack of sympathy. But this could put the kibosh on my dreams of deep fried twinkies.

tincan53 November 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

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I love to see unions stepping on their own balls! ROTFLMAO! Stupid morons.

RobertW November 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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In light of this great public relations disaster for the commUNIONists, please join me in a loud moment of hilarity followed by a good ol’ bronx cheer.

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