…if you haven’t noticed, I hate unions. I think they’re destructive. They are about themselves, the rest of America be damned.
In the latest example of unions SUCK! we have Hostess going out of business because a union didn’t want to take a small pay cut in order to keep their jobs. Now, there are 18,500 people out of a job. All because a union didn’t want to take an 8% pay cut. 8% vs 100%. Seems like easy math to me. I can take an 8% pay cut a hell of a lot better than 100%. Unions are run by assholes that don’t have to worry about their job being axed when the company goes under. I don’t feel too sorry for the union pigs that lost their jobs, it’s the other folks that had nothing to do with the union that lost their jobs as a result.
If you are working in a company and some asshole approaches you about starting a union, punch that fucker in the mouth. Figuratively, of course. Unions destroy industries, pervert the electorate and they destroy lives. Fuck unions.
Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack Twinkies, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company.
“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”
Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to close its business and sell its assets, “including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants.”
“The Board of Directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands to preserve and maximize the value of the estate after one of the Company’s largest unions, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), initiated a nationwide strike that crippled the Company’s ability to produce and deliver products at multiple facilities,” the company said in a statement.
“We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike,” Rayburn said in a statement Wednesday. “Therefore, if sufficient employees do not return to work by 5 p.m., EST, on Thursday to restore normal operations, we will be forced to immediately move to liquidate the entire company, which will result in the loss of nearly 18,000 jobs.”