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   The company that makes Twinkies goes outta business just as pot is legalized in Colorado and Washington? Couldn't they hold on a few weeks more?

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Chelle82     
I have never eaten a Twinkie.

16 Nov 2012 08:51 AM
kona     
It's like raaaaaaain,,,

16 Nov 2012 08:51 AM
Debeo Summa Credo     

Chelle82: I have never eaten a Twinkie.


Last chance!

16 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
zekeburger     
I'm waiting for the far right to blame Obama and the unions. Keep an eye on Adam Baldwin's Twitter feed. I'm sure he'll post something later this morning.

Some food company out there will pick up some of these brands at a steep discount and make them in their factories.

16 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  
"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."

Yay Unions!

16 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
Chelle82     

Debeo Summa Credo: Chelle82: I have never eaten a Twinkie.

Last chance!


I took for granted that they'd always be there if I got a hankering.

/Is this part of the 1000 years of darkness foretold by Mrs. Chuck Norris?

16 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
Bisu     
You chose an article from yesterday that obviously cannot even know about today's announcement? And out of all of yesterday's sources, you chose one as trusted and well-known as KFAB News Radio?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001 42412788732455630457812263256084 2 670.html

16 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
Carth     

BravadoGT: "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."

Yay Unions!


It would be hilarious if bankruptcy court awards Twinkies Ding-dongs and other assets to the union in order to pay off the company's debt.

16 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
boarch     
This article is from yesterday... Did enough workers return?

16 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

BravadoGT: "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."

Yay Unions!


Let the union buy the assets then.

16 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
Rhames     
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Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches to be extinct?

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It's okay, my mom buys Twonkies

16 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
Beerguy    [TotalFark]  
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inconsolable.

16 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
Deadrat     
Tallahassee is going to be PISSED

16 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
Tumunga     

BravadoGT: "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."

Yay Unions!


Even the teamsters, who after accepting a pay cut after seeing the books, told the baker's union that Hostess wasn't bluffing.

16 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
bim1154     
Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

16 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
Chelle82     
Tallahassee has a sad.

16 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
Publikwerks     
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Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area.



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So the psychokinetic energy in the New York area is going bankrupt?



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16 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
JosephFinn     

zekeburger: I'm waiting for the far right to blame Obama and the unions. Keep an eye on Adam Baldwin's Twitter feed. I'm sure he'll post something later this morning.

Some food company out there will pick up some of these brands at a steep discount and make them in their factories.


Oh believe me, they've already been screaming "unions!" as the management drove it into the ground, even though the unions made concessions just last year to keep the company afloat. The employees were hosed over, plain and simple ,but bad management and worse owners.

16 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
stevetherobot     
Twinkie the Kid and Tallahassee are inconsolable.

16 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
mechgreg     
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Not mah fruit pies!

16 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
Gawdzila     

Rhames: 2.bp.blogspot.com

Twinkie Weiner Sandwiches to be extinct?


D: D:
That is completely revolting

16 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
king_nacho    [TotalFark]  

lenfromak: BravadoGT: "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."

Yay Unions!

Let the union buy the assets then.


I'm sure Hostess won't care who buys the assets, if the union wants to buy the assets i'm sure they can. However, if you buy the assets, and pay the people the price they are demanding, then you'd end up in the same boat.

16 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Fear not! Twinkies are made by other companies up here in Canuckistan.
We made be able to fix you up, man.

16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
bim1154     

boarch: This article is from yesterday... Did enough workers return?


No.. they are closing down at this point.

16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
enderthexenocide     
it amazes me that a company like hostess, which is very popular and sells its products across the country, could possibly be so financially insecure that a strike like this could literally destroy the company. you'd think they must have been making huge profits, and while a strike certainly couldn't help them, it is something they could have weathered. were they really running on such narrow profit margins, that one work stoppage could ruin them? and if the unions were strangling the company, couldn't they have just raised their prices or something to offset their workers' high wages? i'm not a business major, but this whole situation bewilders me.

personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.

16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
EZ Writer     
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16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
HotIgneous Intruder     

Chelle82: Debeo Summa Credo: Chelle82: I have never eaten a Twinkie.

Last chance!

I took for granted that they'd always be there if I got a hankering.

/Is this part of the 1000 years of darkness foretold by Mrs. Chuck Norris?


Only 1,000 years? What happens then? Will the oil we've taken out of the ground suddenly be regenerated?

16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
I'm not sure igniting a stoner rebellion will be all that effectual against the union.

16 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
imtheonlylp     
Frito-Lay, maker of Funyuns, wanted for questioning.

16 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
bim1154     
One of the local headlines this morning.

Link

16 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
Tumunga     

Bisu: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001 42412788732455630457812263256084 2 670.html


Now, we all know the fun on Fark isn't looking at the article. The fun is to base your post on the witty headline the subby posts, with hopes the entire article is summed up in that witty headline.

/at least that's what I do.
//dnrta

16 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
Dick Gozinya     
Yes, it's the unions fault that the company was looted by management and run into bolivian. Damn those unions for giving in to management for years instead of making them honor their agreements.

16 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
Carth     

enderthexenocide: it amazes me that a company like hostess, which is very popular and sells its products across the country, could possibly be so financially insecure that a strike like this could literally destroy the company. you'd think they must have been making huge profits, and while a strike certainly couldn't help them, it is something they could have weathered. were they really running on such narrow profit margins, that one work stoppage could ruin them? and if the unions were strangling the company, couldn't they have just raised their prices or something to offset their workers' high wages? i'm not a business major, but this whole situation bewilders me.

personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.


They got involved with a hedge fund that saddled them a few hundred million in debt for short term profits and huge executive bonus. Now they can't repay the debt so will fire the employees, liquid date the profitable brands and take their severance packages. It is the american way.

16 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
PsychoLaurie     
Dan White is rolling in his grave.

16 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
ChipNASA     
People, PEOPLE...let's not panic here. Part of the bankruptsy restructuring is selling off the assets and also the rights and technology to make these products.

If that doesn't happen fast enough for you, Make your OWN gotdamn twinkies.

How to make fresh warm Twinkies - Video

16 Nov 2012 09:03 AM
kkinnison     
Here is the joke. During the most recent reccession the mantra of business trying to cut costs has been "If you don't like it, go get a job somewhere else" But now if they are basically quitting and you cannot hire anyone, the solution is to shut down the business and blame the protesting workers trying to get more pay.

Ya know... if you paid the workers more, raised the cost of the product, you wouldn't need to shut down.

But then again, i bet the sales people have made such sweetheart contracts with business for their product that they cannot raise their prices

16 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
BrewSwain     
Obama is succeeding at his goal of shutting down American businesses

16 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
HotIgneous Intruder     

enderthexenocide: personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.


My CSB:
Yesterday, I was in the Harris Teeter and went to the snack cake shelf section, something I do for myself maybe once a year as a treat.
Little Debbie Swiss Rolls were $1.27 per box.
Hostess HoHos were $4.49 for the same-sized box, six packages of two cakes.

Strangely, all the other boxes of Hostess snack treats were also priced at $4.49, not matter what they were, Ding Dongs, Twinkies, etc.

The Hostess products had awesome graphics and colors on the boxes, but five bucks is too much to pay for a dozen HoHos. I bought the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls.

16 Nov 2012 09:05 AM
HotIgneous Intruder     
I'm sure all these workers were more than happy to exchange their crappy low-paid jobs for no jobs right before Christmas. They had to teach The Company a lesson, right?

/Hint: The Company doesn't love you. Never did, never will.

16 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
ghare     

bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.


Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.

16 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
king_nacho    [TotalFark]  

enderthexenocide: it amazes me that a company like hostess, which is very popular and sells its products across the country, could possibly be so financially insecure that a strike like this could literally destroy the company. you'd think they must have been making huge profits, and while a strike certainly couldn't help them, it is something they could have weathered. were they really running on such narrow profit margins, that one work stoppage could ruin them? and if the unions were strangling the company, couldn't they have just raised their prices or something to offset their workers' high wages? i'm not a business major, but this whole situation bewilders me.

personally, i like little debbie products way more than hostess, so i guess in the long run, i don't really care.


during a slow economy name brand snacks are one of the first things to go, and my guess is they have had to keep the margin very low to begin with. Rising fuel prices affect raw material and shipping prices, so my guess is their costs have gone up considerable over the last several years. Then add in a country that is getting pretty down on foods that are filled with sugar and preservatives, it is kind of a perfect storm for a company like hostess.

16 Nov 2012 09:10 AM
Joe Blowme     
YEA UNIONS!!!!!

16 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
UTEP_Farker     

Dick Gozinya: Yes, it's the unions fault that the company was looted by management and run into bolivian.


They're moving to Bolivia?

16 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
bim1154     

ghare: bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.


Let me find my little violin to play for you.

16 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
king_nacho    [TotalFark]  

kkinnison: Here is the joke. During the most recent reccession the mantra of business trying to cut costs has been "If you don't like it, go get a job somewhere else" But now if they are basically quitting and you cannot hire anyone, the solution is to shut down the business and blame the protesting workers trying to get more pay.

Ya know... if you paid the workers more, raised the cost of the product, you wouldn't need to shut down.

But then again, i bet the sales people have made such sweetheart contracts with business for their product that they cannot raise their prices


they have been raising the costs of their products, when you raise the cost to the consumer, the consumer rations and buys less of them, or they pick another option.

16 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
king_nacho    [TotalFark]  

ghare: bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.


if they could make more somewhere else, why don't they? If there were higher paying jobs nearby, then they probably wouldn't be striking at this one.

16 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
bim1154     

king_nacho: ghare: bim1154: Happy Holidays union asshats. You cut your own farking throats on this one.

Oh yeah, it's the UNIONS fault, not incompetent management. Cut the workers' pay so they might as well strike, so they strike. Yeah. They should have taken more concessions and worked for less than they can get elsewhere so the management can keep their money. Yeah.

if they could make more somewhere else, why don't they? If there were higher paying jobs nearby, then they probably wouldn't be striking at this one.


No worries... like a lot of things they'll be coming out of some 3rd world country in no time where labor is a fraction of what it is here in the U.S. It's the American way now.

16 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
Dead-Guy     
Why didn't they just go to china and get them made there with even less than reasonable overhead. That's how the other folks work around unions.

Unions that throttle the companies that it's members work for, are a wonderful invention. Offer members the sky, and then put your hand around the company's throat until you achieve it. Sometimes you end-up with what you hoped to get, and other times you end up like David Carradine, dead in the closet.

You know what your labor is worth? Whatever you can get paid for it. If you take your toys and go home (err.. strike, I mean), causing the company to be unable to function... it will be unable to function.. there's no middle ground where it stays open, despite being unable to function.

If it's not enough for you, you need to look elsewhere for work, whether you strike or not, as evidenced here. Of course it's hoped that compromises can be achieved, but it won't happen with a dead company lying at your feet.

16 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
QuietMan     

HotIgneous Intruder: I'm sure all these workers were more than happy to exchange their crappy low-paid jobs for no jobs right before Christmas. They had to teach The Company a lesson, right?

/Hint: The Company doesn't love you. Never did, never will.


Sadly, the union doesn't love you either. :-(

16 Nov 2012 09:25 AM
harbingerofdoom     
maybe bimbo will pick them up

and then they can stop using that ridiculous name they are currently using

16 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
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