Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Schadenfreude Never Tasted So Good...

#1 Blogdaughter sends in the tastiest story of the day:

EDITORIAL: Twinkies’ revenge
The ding dongs at Big Labor who refused to make concessions when Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Drake’s Cakes and Wonder Bread, faced imminent bankruptcy, now find themselves frozen out of the newly constituted company.

Last year, Hostess was struggling for survival, menaced by high labor costs, a more health-conscious consumer and a recession when the bosses of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union cooked up a strike against the 82-year-old company. The union was warned that a strike would lead to the destruction of Hostess, so they turned up the heat. The 18,500 employees got burned.
Yes, they continue with the food- and bakery- related puns the entire editorial. Read it anyways. It's a fun happy tale of a company driven into bankrupcty by a morally corrupt union more interested in lining their own nests than actually helping their members. But wait! There's a silver lining! The company emerges from the ashes, relocates in a right-to-work state, and continues production. A private investment company salvaged the union-wrecked company, and the nuclear war resistant snack food will once again grace store shelves.

Stoners - and free market supporters - everywhere rejoice!

That is all.

7 comments:

St. Grendel said...

Ah hah! I knew I wasn't simply eating my way to an early grave by buying mass amounts of hostess junk food. No, I was in fact helping a beloved company survive! Now, if only I had bought more of those strawberry cupcakes...

Geodkyt said...

I don't even like Twinkies or Wonderbread, and I'm looking forward to buying some Free Labor examples of each.

Bubblehead Les. said...

I remember that not only did the Baker's Union Screw up with the Company, but that the TEAMSTERS Union had already come to Terms with Hostess, and they warned the Baker's Union to "Shut Up and Take the Deal."

So I'm wondering just one thing: Will the Idiot Communist Union Thug Bosses who did this enjoy their new neighbor, Jimmy Hoffa?

Dave H said...

Geodykt: The Home Pride whole wheat colored bread is pretty good, and it's got a shelf life of a month.

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify this,the union did make concessions 3 3yrs before,then management had the hair to give themselves bonuses,then ask for more concessions. Imagine you take a pay cut, the boss takes a 4 week vacation, then asks you to take another pay cut? I'm not pro union,as I worked for General motors as an independant contractor. All the rumors of lazy unions are pretty much true.I could not change a light bulb without an electrician's approval! I wasn't allowed to clean up a machine shop with a broom,and I was a shop foreman!
Dean in az

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I never thought of the UNION side of this!! Did you know that hardly runagain makes HONDA"S!!! Kill them!! not for the honda,those sick v twins!

Old NFO said...

LOL, good editorial...