Ding Dong Unions killing off another great American institution

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    DALLAS (AP) – The company that makes Twinkies, Wonder bread and Ding Dongs says it's making a final offer to workers to accept cost-cutting before it asks a bankruptcy court to impose the cuts.

    The company said Saturday that if the unions reject the offer, it will push ahead with efforts in bankruptcy court to throw out the unions' collective bargaining agreements.

    Workers represented by the Teamsters and the bakery and confectionary workers' unions voted in February to authorize a strike. Rayburn said that if workers walk off the job, the company will be forced to shut down and liquidate.

    Twinkies maker Hostess gives unions 'final' offer
     
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    There was a time when unions served a purpose, but it isn't now. Just as is possibly happening here, this company may find itself shutting it';s doors and all of its employees will be out of jobs permanently. Is that the goal?

    More and more companies should look for Right to Work states and those states will prosper with higher tax bases.
     
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    So we are cheering on the race towards lower living standards?
     
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    Another perfect example of how unions don't give a crap about workers. They only care about enhancing union power.
     
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    Yeah, unemployment is the best way to improve living standards.
     
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    From the article.

    "Consumers have been buying other snacks, such as yogurt, and more wheat bread. White bread's popularity has plunged from being eaten in 54 percent of all U.S. homes in 2000 to 36 percent last year, according to consumer-marketing research firm NPD Group."

    Unions caused that drop in sales.
     
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    You do that everytime you buy Little Debbies because you think the Twinkies cost too much.


    All you know is Little Debbies tastes OK and costs a lot less than Ho Hos, so you gobble them down, not thinking what you are doing to Union jobs. Why do you hate the union man so?
     
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    Eat more twinkies raise health care costs.
     
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    This is a great point. A large part of the problem is that what Hostess makes has largely been in decline as a market. Instead of adapting, they just figured they could take it out on teh working guys on the line.
     
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    Little Debbies is doing great. Of course, they are non-union.
     

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