They killed Twinkies. "You basterds!" Nice job, BCTW&GM union. Any other companies needing a death-punch from fools?
A work stoppage at twenty-three Hostess plants by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union killed my Twinkies and Ho-hos. I am not happy.
Striking against a new labor agreement when demand for your product is not what it once was is not smart. The Teamsters understood that and, to their credit, would not strike and worked with the Hostess to keep things rolling. Not so, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union.
Reminds me of the USW strike of 1974 in the town my family comes from. The company died, the plant was shuttered, now it has been completely razed, most of the workers have died of old age -- but don't worry, the strike is still in force -- in 2012.