Obama’ll Fix it: The Last Box of Twinkies…

by Datechguy | November 16th, 2012

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Obama'll Fix it: The Last Box of Twinkies...

Who knew this was prophecy?

One of the things about unions is you hang together, and thanks to the 2nd biggest union employed by Host­ess 18,500 work­ers will have the priv­i­lege of vis­it­ing the unem­ploy­ment line together

Host­ess Brands Inc. had warned employ­ees that it would file to unwind its busi­ness and sell off assets if plant oper­a­tions didn’t return to nor­mal lev­els by 5 p.m. Thurs­day. In announc­ing its deci­sion, Host­ess said its wind down would mean the clo­sure of 33 bak­eries, 565 dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ters, approx­i­mately 5,500 deliv­ery routes and 570 bak­ery out­let stores in the United States.

The Irv­ing, Texas-​based com­pany had already reached a con­tract agree­ment with its largest union, the Inter­na­tional Broth­er­hood of Team­sters. But thou­sands of mem­bers in its second-​biggest union went on strike late last week after reject­ing in Sep­tem­ber a con­tract offer that cut wages and ben­e­fits. Offi­cials for the Bak­ery, Con­fec­tionery, Tobacco Work­ers and Grain Millers Inter­na­tional Union say the com­pany stopped con­tribut­ing to work­ers’ pen­sions last year.

Me I’ve always fig­ured 92% of some­thing was more valu­able than 100% of noth­ing but then again I’m not a mem­ber of the Bak­ery, Con­fec­tionery, Tobacco Work­ers and Grain Millers Inter­na­tional Union so per­haps I don’t under­stand these things.

You can’t get blood from a stone, but hey, in the era of gov­ern­ment bailouts, free health­care etc I can see why the Union would think the laws of eco­nom­ics didn’t apply. The Youth of Amer­i­can that voted in Obama wanted him more than they wanted Host­ess or Drake’s cakes.

So Host­ess dies, 18,000+ peo­ple are added to the post elec­tion lay­off sta­tis­tics search­ing for jobs that aren’t there and the Twinkie and Won­der­bread and since they also own Drakes that means no more Yodels for my wife or Fun­ny­bones for me and my sons. They all become answers to trivia questions.

UNEX­PECT­EDLY

But hey this is the new age for the left and the unions, I wouldn’t be too wor­ried Obama’ll fix it just you wait and see…

Update: Via Hotair Shades of Card Check

Late last Fri­day the largest unions — the Team­sters — announced that by a nar­row vote, 53.6% to 46.4%, its Host­ess rank-​and-​file had approved the new col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment. (Out of 7,900 Team­sters vot­ing at the com­pany, slightly more than half cast votes). Ray­burn and Team­sters lead­er­ship both offered up mea­sured words about the “dif­fi­cult” decision.

But shortly there­after, word came that the 7,000 employ­ees of the Bak­ery, Con­fec­tionery, Tobacco Work­ers and Grain Millers Inter­na­tional Union had rejected Host­ess’ pro­posal. (No details of the vote were announced, though some press reports sug­gested there were only voice votes at locals rather than a writ­ten mail tally.)

In other words instead of a secret bal­lot, the union bak­ers have voice votes in pub­lic the old Card Check peer pres­sure stuff and the result? Every­one is screwed and the quest for Twinkies begins:

Hey unions, like the idea of secret bal­lots now?

Update 2:
Nation­al­ize Twinkies? Have we really fallen this far?

Who knew this was prophecy?

One of the things about unions is you hang together, and thanks to the 2nd biggest union employed by Hostess 18,500 workers will have the privilege of visiting the unemployment line together

Hostess Brands Inc. had warned employees that it would file to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn’t return to normal levels by 5 p.m. Thursday. In announcing its decision, Hostess said its wind down would mean the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States.

The Irving, Texas-based company had already reached a contract agreement with its largest union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. But thousands of members in its second-biggest union went on strike late last week after rejecting in September a contract offer that cut wages and benefits. Officials for the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union say the company stopped contributing to workers’ pensions last year.

Me I’ve always figured 92% of something was more valuable than 100% of nothing but then again I’m not a member of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union so perhaps I don’t understand these things.

You can’t get blood from a stone, but hey, in the era of government bailouts, free healthcare etc I can see why the Union would think the laws of economics didn’t apply. The Youth of American that voted in Obama wanted him more than they wanted Hostess or Drake’s cakes.

So Hostess dies, 18,000+ people are added to the post election layoff statistics searching for jobs that aren’t there and the Twinkie and Wonderbread and since they also own Drakes that means no more Yodels for my wife or Funnybones for me and my sons. They all become answers to trivia questions.

UNEXPECTEDLY

But hey this is the new age for the left and the unions, I wouldn’t be too worried Obama’ll fix it just you wait and see…

Update: Via Hotair Shades of Card Check

Late last Friday the largest unions—the Teamsters—announced that by a narrow vote, 53.6% to 46.4%, its Hostess rank-and-file had approved the new collective bargaining agreement. (Out of 7,900 Teamsters voting at the company, slightly more than half cast votes). Rayburn and Teamsters leadership both offered up measured words about the “difficult” decision.

But shortly thereafter, word came that the 7,000 employees of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union had rejected Hostess’ proposal. (No details of the vote were announced, though some press reports suggested there were only voice votes at locals rather than a written mail tally.)

In other words instead of a secret ballot, the union bakers have voice votes in public the old Card Check peer pressure stuff and the result? Everyone is screwed and the quest for Twinkies begins:

Hey unions, like the idea of secret ballots now?

Update 2:
Nationalize Twinkies? Have we really fallen this far?

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