(11-16-2012, 01:30 AM)Octo Wrote: No More Twinkies? It. Can't. Happen. In. America.
Hostess Brands says it will stop operations and liquidate the entire company if striking workers don't get back on the job by tonight.
Hostess' labor force walked off the job last week as the company sought to cut pay 8 percent and benefits by up to 32 percent. That leaves workers with a paycheck the size of a Donette.
If the bakers and confectioners don't return by tonight, the company has announced it will go to bankruptcy court to get approval to cease operations as soon as Tuesday.
America can then say goodbye to Twinkies...
This is why Unions suck ass.
Because they hold the employer hostage if the employees don't like something. This is a free country (Supposedly) so why not just get a job somewhere else if you don't like it? Private Companies aren't required to follow the same rules as Govt Sector Employment.
The reason Hostess said that, I'm pretty sure, is because they have orders they have to fill. If they don't get filled, they lose the order. If they lose the order, then the company can't meet payroll or any other benefits.
Unions are a Socialist Concept and aren't necessarily good. Just look at the German Nationalist Party. They are both Labor and Politically focused. Labor = manpower. Politics = control, deceit, fear, etc. Labor + Politics = Facism