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.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.
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.
Stoners - and free market supporters - everywhere rejoice!
That is all.