Twinkie maker Hostess moves to wind down operations, lay off its 18,500 workers

  • Article by: CANDICE CHOI and TOM MURPHY , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 16, 2012 - 10:15 PM
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cavellNov. 16, 12 6:55 AM

The workers said give in or else. I guess they got the short end. Maybe they can be rehired for 1/2 pay of old job.

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Truckman182Nov. 16, 12 7:03 AM

Unbelievable that the union workers would torpedo the company over an 8% pay cut that would have saved the company and their jobs. Of course I am sure the union is going to provide these 18,500 people with jobs now right?

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lizardguyNov. 16, 12 7:08 AM

When people blindly follow these people that lead the union movement this is what they get. Why would you allow a union official to think for you and make decisions for you that destroy your livelihood? I'll bet the union guy gets a paycheck nest week!

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freedubayNov. 16, 12 7:08 AM

It is a matter of principle for my Union brothers. The only respect the worker receives from the man is only in the form of money. Otherwise management doesn't give a rip about you. While 18,000 may be losing their jobs, management is also losing theirs. I'll guess we'll see each other at the unemployment line.

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thehoffersNov. 16, 12 7:14 AM

Over 15000 were not striking. Thank you unions. I see where you really are a benefit for the workers.

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tomstromieNov. 16, 12 7:17 AM

The union reminds me of the dog and the hay proverb.

“The dog in the haystack can't eat the hay himself and he won't let the horse eat it either”

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uz9305Nov. 16, 12 7:17 AM

18,500 added to the unemployment line --- another feather in the cap for your labor unions.

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lizardguyNov. 16, 12 7:18 AM

The only respect the worker receives from the man is only in the form of money." Unions made this an us versus them proposition and some people drank the Kool-Ade and can live on obamacash and use their obamafone to call each other to say how awful it is.

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kleindropperNov. 16, 12 7:19 AM

So when a company is losing money, where are they supposed to the get the money to keep running? Contrary to popular opinion, there is no money tree that a company can go to pick a few dollars off of to stay in operation. Unions (and apparently 51% of the country) don't understand this fundamental law.

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g5thistimeNov. 16, 12 7:21 AM

92% of something is a lot better then 100% of nothing. The good thing is, 1 less union to work for the democrats, and to donate union dues to the democratic cause.

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