The bakers union might have legitimate gripes. I'd want more details before I sided against them.
They claim that hostess will still be financially unsound after bankruptcy. How much debt and what not would be left?
I'm sure the execs who made the decision to not sell anything healthy, even when America was clearly moving towards healthier eating, took the same cuts they are asking the bakers to take, right?
I don't know the specifics behind this strike. I do know that all of the things hostess is famous for, are things I wouldn't let my kids eat all the time. And that is certainly not something that can be blamed on the bakers union.
Without Twinkies where will our fatass kids get their 5k calories from? I can only go to Mcdonalds twice a day! What will we ever do?
What? I needie me twinkie! Me so hungie!
Stupid muslem Kenyan Obama stealin them elekton away from Mit Romey! Takin away are them there twinkies! Lets secede!
Yes, this has everything to do with twinkies and nothing to do with jobs. Would you rather take a bit of a pay cut now and work the pay back to where it was slowly in order to keep your job, or would you rather just stop working now and have the company go under?
Personally I would take the hit and either help the company succeed, or take the hit and use that time to find another job in the industry.
Is it possible the executive team is not taking a hit on their own? Possible. If that is the case, maybe the bakers just want to sock it to the board and executives that are ripping off the company? What is the history there, are they taking pay cuts too? Generally execs make tons more than the working folks, and get way bigger bonuses and all that. I could see reasons for both sides of this story, but will never know without more info which side is more on solid ground here. It's usually somewhere in the middle.
When I first the thread title, I was like, yep .. I like them on pizza and in my chili.
Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson
Life's little Twinkie gauge is about to go...empty.
Where is the bailout?!
We should buy up all the twinkies out there, food storage you know.
I'm also thinking Steak and Unions are sounding real good right now.