What else can they do? If they tried "working a full day", it might
start some horrible trend toward efficiency. They sure don't want
Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are
based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that
I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as
I have received and am still receiving.
-- Albert Einstein
I watched the news, even after losing his job, the guy was saying they
were trying to cut our salaries and pensions.
I have no pension.
My pay has been going down year by year for the last 12 years...
I am very happy to have a job right now, as much as I travel 2.5 hours
Yep... they tried to cut his salary... now he has none.
Actually, they are !
"Bakers' union officials and their supporters say also that the demise of
Hostess Brands Inc., which failed to convince striking workers to return to
their jobs, is a warning sign for corporate investors seeking to squeeze
more profits out of the working class."
First since junk food is a vital part of any shop or wood working area I
think it is a mistake to label this threat OT.
If the baker's union takes that approach to each of the companies they
represent??? then eventually the union will cease to exist.
I wonder what they say when the Hostess Brand reappear made by other
companies possibly non union and 20000 of their members are out of work.
It takes a strange mind to see that as a positive or is it sour grapes.
"Will I didn't want it anyway."
"tiredofspam" wrote in message
On 11/18/2012 8:47 AM, HeyBub wrote:
Why those things are so light you can fill up a 747 and liftoff weight
will be close to a dry weight ...:-)
======================================================================================They are made in Canada.
One of the articles I read talked about how this was an old company that did
things the old way. The modern approach was to grow the market outside of
the US. They did little or no exporting. They also mentioned how the
products were chock full of preservatives. And that is exactly what their
competitors were doing. And they were shipping them both ways. Baking in
other countries and shipping them here. And baking them here and shipping
them overseas as a "premium" product.
Can you imagine a junk food item, full of chemicals, being promoted as an
exclusive "premium" product?
The other point made is that there is tremendous over capacity in the baking
industry. Not only are people eating less and less of this kind of food,
but they built up the capacity to ship overseas. I suppose their
competitors will do a little better now. But it is not a business I would
want to be in. I would think that the same pressures and problems that the
Hostess folks had would end up affecting every one else in the industry.
The brand will probably get bought by the Chinese for cheap and the
products will end up being made by Chinese non-union slave labor. If
the unions want to do something good they should go try to unionize
I was shopping in a Super Wal-Mart today, happened to go down the bread
aisle, and spotted 3 different brands of what could only be called
"Twinkies"... different product name, different manufacturer, but the
pictures on the box looked just like the real thing. Same for the
cupcakes, Ding-dongs, etc. No, they weren't new products - they've been
there all along. I can't attest to their taste, but I'd bet they all
come pretty close to "Twinkies".
So what does that say about the Baker's union, and what does that say
about the buying public? Panic buying of something just because of the
I did shop at a nearby Hostess Bakery Outlet the Friday they closed - I
wanted a loaf of bread, and rather than wander through any of three
larger grocery stores just to get a single loaf of bread, I stopped by
the Hostess store. Took me 45 minutes to get to the cash register, and
along the way, I'd picked up a few packages of a particular brand of
gravy mix not available anywhere else, a bottle of butter pecan syrup,
and a package of shortbread cookies to go along with that loaf of bread
- all at half price. No Twinkies in sight, and no interest on my part
in any of the cupcakes or the myriad of other baked goodies still on the
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