“Twinkies” “Hostess Cupcakes”

Company it putting 18,000 employees out of work tomorrow

When Unions Fail

by James Turnage:

I grew up in the 1950’s. I had “Wonder Bread” every day because “it built stronger bodies nine different ways”. My mom put “Hostess Cupcakes” in my lunch because they were my favorite. I know now that they were not necessarily the most nutritional foods for a growing child, but I’m alive and well at 66 today.

What is sad is that because a union failed its members 18,000 employees of the company will be out of work tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day.

All three dozen plants Hostess operated will be closed. The company was in bankruptcy hearings, and the union convinced their employees to press the company for increases in wages and benefits.

I understand both sides in this issue. It’s very hard for working men and women to make “ends meet” today. But companies who have stayed in the United States are also struggling to stay alive. There aren’t many of them.

So what has happens now? The company will be out of business, but the owners will survive because they will sell of brand names such as “Twinkies”, “Hostess Cupcakes”, “Ding Dongs”, “Ho Hos”, and the like. 18,000 employees will have no income. They and their families will need government assistance to eat, live in adequate shelter, and clothe themselves.

Who is the winner in all this? The answer is no one. It saddens me to see stupidity win over logic. The days when unions were necessary because management’s greed threatened safety standards and fairness regarding wages vs. profit have drastically changed.

I no longer eat my favorite childhood “treats”. I know now they weren’t “good” for me, but I was never overweight. If anything, I was underweight. Of course those times had no “fast food” joints, and we didn’t sit on our ***** all the time. We played sports and other physical activities that burned up the calories. This whole story is sad.

We will read your comment immediately so leave a remark!

RSS Guardian Express

  • Why Andre Johnson Why? April 17, 2014
    After reading the reports that rapper Andre Johnson, who did work with members of the Wu-Tang Clan band, chopped his own penis off and then leaped from a second story balcony in what must have been an apparent suicide attempt, it leaves a person wondering, why Andre why? The police discovered him lying on the […]
    Kimberly Ruble
  • Milwaukee Bucks Staying Put After Team Is Sold April 17, 2014
    Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl gives an emotional interview when speaking of the sale and the future of the Bucks, proud to announce they will stay in Milwaukee. The sale of the Bucks was not an easy decision for Kohl; although he will keep a percentage in the team, he will no longer have control […]
    Jabar Morarend
  • Thai Protest Could Affect Economy April 17, 2014
    The Thai protest could finally be affecting the economy of Thailand. Some people believe that they are losing business because of the protest. A mobile salesperson named Sakuntala Mettawong thinks that he is losing business at his shop at MBK, which is one of the largest malls in Bangkok. At peak times of the day, […]
    Tom Clark
  • Britain Branded the Most Sexist Country in the World April 17, 2014
    UN spokeswoman for violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, has in some rather controversial comments branded Britain the most sexist country in the world, sparking a fierce defensive backlash in the British media. On a recent visit to the country, the UN envoy claimed that the sexism exhibited in the UK was more “in your face” […]
    Rhona Scullion
  • Autism Help for Children May Come From App April 17, 2014
    A new app called Skill Champ is now available for download on iPad. The help that may come from this new app, which is geared towards children with autism, has the potential for big results. In fact, the family of one Skill Champ user calls the app life-changing. Emily Mack, who is 11 years old, […]
    Ashley Campbell

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 628 other subscribers