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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  • Sasja

    westsun. Well put.

  • Objective Analysis

    Man, they make Forest Gump look smart. LOL!

  • Jaimo

    If those Hostess products are reproduced by another company and they hire these losers back, I won’t be buying Hostess ever again. Screw ’em. They deserve what they get, time for the hard lessons.

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  • JKB

    Here’s the plan. I solves a lot of problems

    They buy the brand and start making Twinkies in Mexico. Obama, to satisfy his union buddies, imposes a huge import tariff. The illegals crossing the border then start carrying in a case or two of Twinkies when they cross the border. Once here, they sell the Twinkies and set themselves up in a new life off the welfare rolls.

    Yes, the Twinkiee cartels might start shooting across the border but we seem to have a lot a Zingers left over to throw at them.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    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.

    If I were a buyer I wouldn’t be inclined to, because if they’re hired on, there is no guarantee whatsoever that they wouldn’t vote to bring the union back in. Additionally, I’d move each facility to a nearby right-to-work state.

  • Anna

    @ #7 . . . You have obviously never owned a company. I have and I would have done the very same thing the owners did, which was seing the writing on the wall, I would have taken as much out of the company as possible and given bonuses to upper management. Take what you can get out of the company before the Baker’s union bankrupted it. And that’s what they did. I fought long and hard to keep unions away from my business and I have most of the same employees that I have had for years. They enjoy great benefits and retirement . . . those who left for the union are out of work. Oh well. You try being the entrepreneur with everything you own on the line for the business and come back to me and we’ll talk. Until then, you don’t know s**t.

  • Rachelle

    They are apparently too stupid to realize they have made themselves toxic. No employer would want to take a chance on a loon who would rather kill the company and lose his job than concede a little to financial reality.

    In this economy some of them many never, ever work again…at least not unless they can remove Hostess from their job history and buy about 100 IQ points somehow.

  • Lyle

    Here is what is going to happen ala’ Hostess:

    In about 2 days a plan will be announced that the ‘workers’ will buy the plants and the Hostess name and product line from the bankruptcy courts.

    The ‘workers’ (actually the union) will then seek government money in the form of loans and grants to make the purchase for pennies on the dollar.

    The deal will be made under the protections of the federal courts, and supported by the NLRB, etc.

    The actual owners of Hostess now will lose all claims, investors will be ignored, suppliers will be paid off with government money (at a reduced rate) and the Hostess Company will rise again with new owners who have simply stolen the business and paid nothing…just like GM.

    It is the future of America. Many other businesses who do not play ball with Obama and the Feds will face the same ‘federalization’ starting with Ford and Boeing.

    It’s an Obama world.

  • Joanne


    People think Islam is at war with the U.S.A., but in reality it is not just Islam, but Russia. The U.S.A. is at war with Russia and doesn’t even know it, even though Russia is arming countries in the Middle East who are intent on seeing American obliterated.

    The GOP isn’t even legally able to challenge voter fraud, and by the way the Obama appointed Appeal Judge is black. Obama never won the election, and he most definitely is a Russian communist plant.

    Now, we understand the significance of the account Tom Fife wrote during the 2008 presidential campaign. Fife, a U.S. government contractor, claims that in 1992 while he was visiting Moscow, a woman with undying allegiance to Soviet Communism (the Soviet Union had recently collapsed, on December 31, 1991) told him that a black man named Barack, born of a white American woman and an African male, was being groomed by communists to be, and would be elected, President of the United States.

    Now, we finally understand the cryptic remark made in May 2010, by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan: “Obama was selected before he was elected.”

    “This is a summary of the appeals judge’s ruling, filed on March 8, 2012:

    In 1982, the Republican National Committee (“RNC”) and the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) entered into a consent decree (the “Decree” or “Consent Decree”), which is national in scope, limiting the RNC’s ability to engage or assist in voter fraud prevention unless the RNC obtains the court’s approval in advance. The RNC appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denying, in part, the RNC’s Motion to Vacate or Modify the Consent Decree. Although the District Court declined to vacate the Decree, it did make modifications to the Decree. The RNC argues that the District Court abused its discretion by modifying the Decree as it did and by declining to vacate the Decree. For the following reasons, we will affirm the District Court’s judgment.

    Surprise! The judge who denied the RNC’s appeal to “vacate” the 1982 Consent Decree is an Obama appointee, Judge Joseph Greenaway, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    Guy Benson of points out that in last Tuesday’s election, Obama only won by 406,348 votes in 4 states:

    Florida: 73,858
    Ohio: 103,481
    Virginia: 115,910
    Colorado: 113,099

    Those four states, with a collective margin of 406,348 votes for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275 electoral votes.

    All four states showed Romney ahead in the days leading up to the election. But on November 6, Romney lost all four states by a substantial margin, all of which have precincts that inexplicably went 99% for Obama, had voter registrations that exceeded their population, and had experienced problems with voting machines.”

  • Militant Conservative

    #7 November 19, 2012 at 10:23 am
    pink tie Republican commented:

    Idiot, the unions were offered an 8% cut in pay/benefits to remain stable.

    The unions refused. Management lost all assets but the receipe for twinkies and

    the brand. If you’d educate yourself you’d know this.

    Soon many other companies will be leaving USA. especially California.

    Unions are a dying dinosaur that has no relevance.

  • Gonzo

    It will be interesting to see if someone does buy the parts.. then goes to hire.. and the pay scale will be at the level that the company offered to the ex workers.. hmmmm I also wonder when the union people.. (those who pay the dues) will wake up to see the lavish lifestyle that they support with their “Officers”.. really take a look at it.. makes you sick.. and the union….does not…… manufacture…….anything…..when will they wake up and realize that what the left will leave you, with is nothing….

  • Joanne

    I should have put Quote “” starting from ‘Now, we….’ down to the end of my #30 post.

  • Vicky Hernandez

    So these Hostess union ingrates, who are unemployed by choice, hope a buyer will take over and rehire them? Hope?

    After throwing away a job that pays $3k to $4k a month for opening bags of flour and dumping it in a mixer? Seriously? That was sarcasm, by the way.

    The irony would be if an asset management firm like Bain [Eeeeeew] were to step in and “rehire”/save their jobs!

    Hey, right-to-work states are available, Hostess!

  • Comfy

    I just read that Hostess will probably be purchased by a Mexican bakery conglomerate … maybe the Union can picket for jobs there.

  • burt

    Mexico makes good sense. The Democratic Party subsides sugar. If American companies can use corn surup, they do. If they can’t, they go out of business. In Mexico sugar is not a government owned item with sky high prices. I know people who buy Mexican Coke-a-Cola because they believe Coke made with sugar tastes better.

  • dwdude

    too bad for you, time to put the pizza sign on your volt and brag about what kind of mileage you’re getting

  • Economan

    Why would a company hire the very people who caused the previous company to go belly up? That’s just insane.

  • Lyle

    The simple fact is that the failing of Hostess will be seized on by the Marxists as an opportunity. Never let a crisis go to waste.

    Hostess will be bought by the ‘workers’ (Unions) under “protection” from the federal Bandruptcy courts at fire sale prices, pennies on the dollar. All the investors, vendors, and owners will lose everthing, the ‘workers’ will finance the purchase via free government loans and grants. The whole deal will be protected by federal agencies such as the NLRB and DoL.

    And et voil’a…another business stolen from its owners and given to others under control of the feds…just like GM. Boeing and Ford, along with all other American businesses will learn the lesson: Comply or Die.

    It’s an Obama world y’all…enjoy.

  • Pete

    It makes me sad that these union morons are so incredibly stupid that they STILL don’t get it. I don’t really want to wish suffering on these people, but you just can’t fix stupid. I keep coming across new union rules that the Hostess company owners had to deal with…like bread having to be delivered in a different truck than the pastries…thus requiring more trucks and more drivers…hence more union dues to the thugs in charge of the union.

    I mean really…how on earth do you get through to such lazy, stupid, short-sighted people who can’t understand they are killing their own job prospects with these sorts of greedy, selfish untrustworthy working behaviors?