Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hostess to close striking bakeries in Seattle, St. Louis, Cincinnati

Via Don

Good ridance to bad rubbish.  Sara Lee is hiring in Tarboro which they haven't done for years.  The unions just slit their throats.

 

 As of Monday, bakers union members had set up picket lines at about 23 of the 36 bakeries and production plants operated by bankrupt Hostess. 

On the first business day after bakers went on strike against Hostess Brands, the Irving-based company said Monday it will permanently close three striking bakeries, putting 627 employees out of work.

Late Friday, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike against Irving-based Hostess to protest cuts and give-backs in the company’s last, best, final contract offer. The contract, which was rejected by 92 percent of the union members who voted, called, in part, for 8 percent pay cuts, a company hiatus from contributions to a multi-employer pension plan and changes in work rules.

As of Monday, bakers had set up picket lines at about 23 of the 36 bakeries and production plants operated by the bankrupt snack maker. Hostess said the strike “has prevented the facilities from producing and delivering products.”

“Our customers will not be affected because we will continue to serve them from other Hostess Brands bakeries, but sadly this action will result in the permanent closure of three facilities and the loss of 627 jobs,” said Gregory Rayburn, Hostess Brands’ chief executive.

“We deeply regret this decision, but we have repeatedly explained that we will close facilities that are no longer able to produce and deliver products because of a work stoppage — and that we will close the entire company if widespread strikes cripple our business.”

5 comments:

  1. When they closed the doors at Eastern Airlines the union (IAMAW) was marching with signs "We Won".
    You can not reason or negotiate with that stupidity.
    That is this administration. They WANT to destroy this country. ElRushbo has said it mant times and I am firmly convinced he is correct.

    Slightly off topic, I also believe we are witnessing a purge of out military leadership.

    Terry

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  2. You can not reason or negotiate with that stupidity.
    That is this administration. They WANT to destroy this country.

    Absolutely and we need some military with backbone no matter how far down the ranks we have to go. I was looking at houses around here, but imagine those in FL are cheaper.

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  3. They have been one by one gutting military officers and NCOs for two years. They are after people who question orders.
    Looks like the Union pissed in their Wheaties again didn't they?
    Barak will give the a gubment job.

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    1. Barak will give the a gubment job.

      Well, doncha' know it's the government's responsibility to give you a job..........?

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