Labor Unions used to be a good thing. Now they are hammers ready to drop on any company that doesn't capitulate to their demands. The consequence to Hostess is a few union worker's blackmail attempt will be responsible for the loss of 18,000 jobs. And the cost to us? Million of dollars in unemployment benefits and a loss of Twinkies. Who are the winners in this hostage situation? Not the union. Not Hostess. Not us. Not common sense. If I was interviewing someone for a job, the very first question I'd ask is if they belonged to a union. If the answer was yes, the only other question I would ask would be if they needed help finding the door.