Union Ho Ho’s Get Heave Ho
Your unions at work!
From William Teach, we learn:
No more Twinkies, cupcakes (those baseball ones were awesome), cinnamon streusel coffee cakes, Suzy Q’s, donuts, mini muffins, pastries, pies, and sno balls (gross). All gone. And it looks like Hostess really means business…
Hostess is shutting down.
Another grand old American brand destroyed by a union.
From the company’s website statement:
Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products. The Board of Directors authorized the wind down of Hostess Brands to preserve and maximize the value of the estate after one of the Company’s largest unions, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), initiated a nationwide strike that crippled the Company’s ability to produce and deliver products at multiple facilities.
William has more details here, including an aggregation of comment from the Rightosphere.
Gone are Ring Dings, Devil Dogs, and Yodels!
The only satisfaction to be gained is that all of those union bastards are now out of jobs. Good.