New Hostess Owner not Using Union Labor

Well, that was all worthwhile then


The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Ho's, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. What's not being put back to work are the former Hostess unionized employees.

The unionized workers had been on strike when the company folded late last year.

The company had imposed a contract that would cut its 19,000 workers' wages — 15,000 of whom belonged to the workers from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — by 8 percent. (The Teamsters was Hostess' largest union, followed by BCTGM.) The contract would have also cut benefits by 27 to 32 percent.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter #HOLO YOLO)

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  1. …”The company had IMPOSED a contract”…
    Uh, how is that done? Pretty sure the correct term is OFFERED.

    1. Well, no. “Offered” is not the term you want to use when smearing and defaming the company.

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  2. Union assholes fuck up company. New owners keep away from aforementioned union assholes.

    Logic 101.

    1. In fairness, it’s like GM. The management thought they were without competition and thought the product was so good, it never would have any. So, they simply said ‘sure’ to any union demand. Well, the competition turned out to be people not digging bags of sugar as they had in the past.
      Google and Genentech (to name two companies I see doing it) are handing out free food, free bus rides, free X, but I’m not sure they have agreed to the union demands for doing so, so the benes can probably be cut when the stuff hits the fan.

  3. (Hat tip to Reason commenter #HOLO YOLO)


    1. The dude abides.

  4. Yum, Ho-Hos made by non-union slave labor are far more sweeter and savory!

    1. I like mine with extra teamster tears.

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