Laugh Alert: Hostess Union Workers Hope Buyer Will Rehire Them

Last week Hostess union workers voted to strike and the company closed.
Now they’re having second thoughts.

Hostess union workers hope a buyer will take over company and rehire them.

When pigs fly.
Biz Journals reported:

Former employees of Hostess Brands Inc. are now hoping that a buyer will save pieces of the liquidating company and put them back to work.

Hostess set a 5 p.m. Nov. 15 deadline for workers involved in a union-organized strike to return to work. The company warned that if the ongoing labor strike continued it would force the company into liquidation, and it wasn’t bluffing — having announced plans to liquidate and lay off 18,000 employees.

But now those that are out of work, including nearly 200 in Jacksonville, are hoping that someone will buy the popular Hostess products and reproduce them, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Frank Hurt, president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union, told the WSJ he was comforted by the rush of consumers to purchase Twinkies and other products for fear the popular brands will go away.

“People are going crazy because they think they’re not going to be able to get any Twinkies or Ho Hos or Wonder Bread,” he told the WSJ. “They’ll be produced somewhere, some time and by our members.”

Or, maybe not.

More… Democrats are blaming corporate greed and mismanagement for the company’s demise.

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  • myohmy

    Your usefulness has expire. Just go to Mexico…plenty of jobs there.

  • donh


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  • westsun

    These people are clueless…When another company or person buys assets THEY ARE NO LONGER BOUND by the previous owners contracts…God these people are just UNION DUMB!! Any new buyer will not touch the Union and will touch anything to do with them. They will buy assets in states the are Right To Work and hire NON-UNION PERSONNEL and they are not stupid enought to hire former Union Thugs that if hired will pull the same BS.

    Lefties have no clue how to run a business or the cost associated…most people do not…they show up for work and think just about themselves…Never aware of the ENDLESS REGULATIONS, TAXES, EXPENSES, COSTS and more….they just DEMAND this and that but never put their OWN MONEY into building anything. Start a business and then get a clue!

    These people are facing Reality…NO JOBS….but but but Obama the Savior was going to make all PERFECT under his Massive Gov’t Regime….Welcome Hostess Losers to the real America under the Obama Misery….there are no jobs coming for you!

  • Bob

    Those union employees that allowed this union to destroy their jobs by greed and arrogance got what they deserve.
    As we hear some of the demands of the union, it is no wonder that Hostess went belly up. The union actually forced Hostess to only allow drivers to carry one product on their trucks and routes.
    Imagine how efficient it would be to send one truck with all of the Hostess products. That is why unions are the most destructive force to American businesses today.

  • Grandma Perkins

    I’ll give you my Twinkie when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

  • pink tie Republican

    Hostess got “Bained”. The management made out with millions, and larded the company with so much debt it had to fail, after they took their cut.

  • retired militaryq

    If I bought the pieces of the company I would put want ads in the paper.
    They would say “If you are part of a union, thinking about forming a union, or want to be part of a union dont bother applying. These are nonunion jobs and if workers unionize we will close the plant down”

  • Payne

    It seems as though Mr. Hurt has it all figured out.

    If those workers are really lucky the Fed government will take over because profit is never a need and they’ll be more than able to take care of all the union demands, just as USPS/Amtrack workers. Don’t ask the non-union workers of GM.

  • paul52

    This same goonion thug, Hurt, bragged the other day about how his bunch deliberately killed Hostess. Death to the goonions!

  • westsun

    People like the product…that will make someone CLEVER think about the buying the Recipes and Brands…NOT THE UNION WORKERS…Union people will never learn…they destroy companies because they are the MOST UNPRODUCTIVE people on the planet and all they care about is Seniority and Break Time…the Union Steward…What the Contract says and on and on and on….never about what is best for the business and reward based on PERFORMANCE!!

    Great example:

    BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Kia all produce cars in the US….all except Honda have all their plants in the South…and all including Honda are NON-UNION….and guess what their retention rate is over 95 percent….They are growing and adding facilities and workers….BMW doubled the size in Spartanburg SC, Mercedes doubled size in Alabama Plant and the UAW..cannot even get 20 percent of the workers to even agree to have election!! THEY DO NOT WANT THE UAW….and those workers are paid TOP DOLLAR and they advance based on performance….and they are Happy and have bought booms to the industrial south…All new manufacturing and plants are bing built in the South and Southwest and Plains….WHY??? Could it be because they are more business friendly and LESS UNIONS???

    Heck Ford, GM and Chrylser had not ADDED ONE NEW NET EMPLOYEE since 1979….yes 1979…..PATHETIC and most of Ford and GM cars are made in Mexico and Canada and them assembled in the US….so dishonest.

    Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes and Kia employee more US WORKERS IN THE US then the Big Joke Three….and they make more cars in THE US then GM, Ford or Chrysler..

    South grows while the Northeast, parts of the Midwest and West Coast are becoming decayed with no grow and more government.

  • ipmala

    The unions can go f**k themselves.
    That’s why this country is in the shape it’s in now.
    Especially…..that piece of s**t leader of the AFL-AIO.
    Hostess Brands did what they had to do….and they didn’t cave in to the union scum.
    The bakers union gambled…..and lost.
    Too f**king bad for them.
    Just like when Reagan fired all the air traffic controllers who went on strike.
    The union members don’t deserve to get their jobs back.

  • archer52

    It will be restructured under another company. That company may very well be from Mexico, as the largest bakery company in Mexico has already bought into several American name brands.

    They’ll start up production in non-union bakeries and use their already established non-union transport system, allowing for a profit. Those union workers who chose union over income are SOL.

    As it should be.

    Lessons to be learned all around

  • srdem65

    Just think of all the undocumented workers (illegal aliens) who would be happy to take those jobs for much less than the union demanded. Mi casa, si casa or la raza or burrito or something.
    We looove the downtrodden, uneducated people of Sou!th America…come on up!

  • westsun

    Hey Pink Tie…unloosen your knot and GROW UP…bained….YOU TWIT…during the first bankruptcy the COMPANY would have closed then but those EVIL INVESTORS bought out the Company and keep it going to another 8 years.

    Little morons like you think Capital just falls from the air and that Money just comes out in a machine that says FAIRNESS INC…you know what jerk…Go start a company and then come lecture with your Commie Crap.

    Your way of life has produced nothing bu misery throughout the world. I get so sick of you left scum. You offer nothing, produce nothing and yet little twerps like you use Apple IPhones IPads, Microsoft products, Starbucks I am sure and everything else in your deluded little world that was BUILT BY SOME COMPANY!!

    You have no money to offer just empty words and a Utopia that does not exist. You live in the best country in the world with the highest living standard. GET OUT and go live somewhere else and use YOUR MONEY to create UTOPIAVILLE!!

    Companies need to make money and how much is NONE OF YOUR DARN BUSINESS….They owe you nothing…when you work you are paid and make the choice…you do not like it TAKE A HIKE and do it yourself. But people like you have never built, created or employed anyone but your childish little CLASS ENVY and Hating Business because you are a nothing with nothing to offer.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    I heard one of the union members from Biddeford, Maine try to explain why the union wanted to strike.

    All I can say is, the world needs ditchdiggers too, but ditchdiggers ain’t gonna be CEOs nor should they expect that when a CEO gets an increase that you should too.

    Knotheads. Absolute knotheads.

  • JKB

    I saw an article that suggested they’ll be made in Mexico. No union thugs, cheaper sugar prices. And it’s not like, with Twinkies at least, they have to worry about freshness.

  • dwd

    Re-hire anyone who WASN’T in the union. Why would a new owner knowingly take on an old problem?!

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  • gastorgrab


    No habla enlish, senior.