I’m a huge fan of Hostess products and have been since I was a kid. From the Twinkies to the Cupcakes to the Wonderbread, nothing beats the Hostess brand. Its more expensive than other brands, and that is due to the outrageous wages and benefits union members demand. The CEO warned the unions last year that if they went on strike, he would shut down plants and put their looting asses on the streets. And he did.
From STLtoday here:
Hostess Brands permanently closed three bakeries Monday, including a plant in St. Louis where 365 jobs were cut, in response to a bakers’ union strike that started Friday.
The bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread said it’s trying to avert liquidating the entire company, and it shuttered three plants that were no longer able to produce and deliver products because of picket lines. The other plant closures are in Seattle and Cincinnati, where a combined 262 jobs were cut.
“We deeply regret this decision, but we have repeatedly explained that we will close facilities that are no longer able to produce and deliver products because of a work stoppage — and that we will close the entire company if widespread strikes cripple our business,” Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn said in a statement.
This is the America these idiots on the picket lines voted for. Since they like standing around not working, they will fit right in at the welfare office collecting their food stamps. I have no pity for those workers who chose to strike, and have no pity for their families.