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Old 11-16-2012, 11:11 PM
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Default Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

I've been seeing some posts about Hostess is going out of business. I did google search found these but theres more

Unemployment will go up.

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business - Local News - Los Angeles, CA | NBC News

Hostess shut down: Twinkie maker to go out of business - chicagotribune.com

Twinkies maker Hostess going out of business - CBS News
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I've been hearing about that on the news too. I have mixed feelings about what the whole thing.

One one side, the company can't afford the salaries, insurance costs and who knows what else.

On the other side, the employees already took a previous pay cut so I guess they didn't want to take another one. But at least they would still have a job and medical insurance, although they would be paying higher premiums.

I kind of feel like they got screwed by their own union.
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Good. Twinkies and Hostess products were GROSS anyway!
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Old 11-17-2012, 5:52 AM
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Default No more twinkies??

If it weren't for Hostess Twinkies what would we replace the famous line from the movie 'Ghostbusters' "That's one big twinkie" with??
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I went to Winn Dixie and they didn't had much. I bet someone will buy all of them sell them at a high price.
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You should check the flea bay, go to the high price items, as high as one million dollars (twinkies), even made the news last night.
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Apparently they can't hold out for the expected business boom from Colorado and Washington State! (Evil Grin)
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I thought this was interesting when i read this yesterday, Pabst owner is considering buying hostes. Beer flavor Twinkie?

Pabst Owner Metropoulos Considers Bid for Hostess Brands - Bloomberg
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Anyone besides me used to bite the ends off of a Ho-Ho and unroll it?
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Anyone besides me used to bite the ends off of a Ho-Ho and unroll it?
No never did that.
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"Beer flavor Twinkie?"

Never had a beer flavor Twinkie but I learned quick Pabst tastes like Twinkies. That's when I switched to bathroom beer...

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And I thought a buck a pack was outrageous
hostess twinkies | eBay
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"Beer flavor Twinkie?"

Never had a beer flavor Twinkie but I learned quick Pabst tastes like Twinkies. That's when I switched to bathroom beer...
You probably have not heard of Tivoli, but it was worse than Pabst; 48 cents a quart back in 1965--may it rest in peace
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Since we're on the topic of Twinkies,
here is a classic song on the Twinkie.

Williams & Ree The Ding Dong Song - YouTube
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The bankruptcy judge ordered them into arbitration with the unions tomorrow, to try to come
up with an acceptable plan...if not they'll go back into bankruptcy court...this was on news tonite...
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Ha ha, of course! And at the same time, trying to figure out how they were made in the first place.
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Ha ha, of course! And at the same time, trying to figure out how they were made in the first place.
That's why those bakers get the big bucks.
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Don't expect a judge to settle anything, if you check the history of the company you'll see the strike was forced giving management the excuse they needed to close the doors, take the money and run. It was the culmination of many CEOs raping the company, leaving with a hefty golden parachute and union concessions only this time they didn't concede. They can arbitrate until the cows come home, they'll simply refuse to agree with anything the union rep proposes and that's that, end of story.
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Get the terms straight. You can not arbitrate anything "until the cows come home." In arbitration the parties agree to abide by the decision of the arbitrator. In MEDIATION, which is what the judge sent the parties back to try again, the parties agree to keep talking in the hope of reaching a settlement.
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Keep hope alive!
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