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OMG---No more Twinkies? Strike may do in Hostess


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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012 9:05:47 AM PST
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WesCyde says:
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Hostess Brands - the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other household-name products - said it would seek this week to liquidate the company unless enough workers stopped striking by the end of the workday on Thursday to allow the company to resume normal operations.
Hostess - makers of Twinkies - filed for bankruptcy in January and is threatening to liquidate because of labor unrest.
Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Nov. 9 in response to court-approved pay cuts. The company, which has about 18,000 employees, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.
Hostess said it would file a motion with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y., Friday to close shop and sell its assets if enough employees do not return to work by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. If the motion is granted, Hostess would begin to close its operations as soon as Nov. 20.
Hostess Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn said the company did not have the financial wherewithal to weather an ongoing strike. A union spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

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What is the world coming too!

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:06:35 AM PST
Ho Ho crisis!

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:07:33 AM PST
Noooooooohoohohohoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:08:19 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Sgt Al Powell would eat a bullet.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:08:56 AM PST
This is bad news with 12/21 approaching. We wont have anything to eat if Twinkies are not around.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:09:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012 9:10:27 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Ok, I get being upset at cut wages, but it's not like your company is rolling in money. They have already filed for bankruptcy. It's not like they're cutting pay just to be jerks about it. GG on the strike though, now you don't have a job at all.

Little Debbie could swoop in and buyout Hostess or just their most popular recipes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:10:59 AM PST
It's okay, at the rate we're going Twinkies would be illegal by the end of the decade, anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:12:00 AM PST
Hostess: "I'm going home and taking my ball with me"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:12:15 AM PST
Xavier 7 says:
Looks like Chocodiles are an endangered species.

ZING!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:12:45 AM PST
Duster says:
Which would suck. Little Debbie is crap compared to Hostess...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:13:14 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies > Anything that Hostess makes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:14:58 AM PST
Xavier 7 says:
No way. You can't beat a Donette.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:15:44 AM PST
Duster says:
Alright fine, let me rephrase that. Little Debbie is crap compared to Hostess' similar products. IE: Ho Hos > Swiss Rolls

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:17:32 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
I'm going to buy a few boxes after work. Any time something gets pulled from the shelves its value goes through the roof.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:18:20 AM PST
Nutty Bars are my #2 behind Twinkies.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:18:46 AM PST
Liquidated Twinkies? Sounds weaponized.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:19:59 AM PST
Duster says:
It can be. Have you ever had a deep fried twinkie? The cream filling becomes molten...

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:24:25 AM PST
WesCyde says:
I sense fat people everywhere rioting!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:25:01 AM PST
All the Denny's customers are going to be really pissed off.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:26:47 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
Now what are we all going to eat after the apocalypse??

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:27:18 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Roaches. Irradiated roaches.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:29:43 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
*fat person walks outside to go riot*
*notices temperature is above 85 degrees*
"Meh, I'll do it tomorrow."
*goes back inside to their airconditioning*

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 9:33:35 AM PST
Twinkies are too big to fail! Someone call Obama and tell him to get the Bailout check ready...Stat!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 9:42:15 AM PST
I thought this was suppose to happen a few years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:12:48 AM PST
i second that!!!
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