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  • richoncat richoncat Nov 21, 2012 4:55 PM Flag

    Pro Union Posters Pay Attention

    All the pro union folks that watch this board need to pay attention to what's happening at Hostess. Unfortunately, all those folks are going to lose their jobs. Union and non union alike. Some other bakery will buy up the recipes and trademarks for a song and start making those iconic snacks in a new location. My bet is that Mexican baking giant Grupo Bimbo will snatch it all up. Isn't it becoming alarmingly clear that strikes don't work? Sometimes they lead to workers shuffling back across the picket line and sometimes they lead to the umemployment office. Seldom do they result in any meaningful long term benefit for the rank and file. The Teamsters saw the hand writting on the wall and settled with Hostess, but the Bakery Workers union held out until it all collasped. I wouldn't be surprised if some Teamsters don't take some bakers out for a one way ride to an Indiana corn field.

    Sentiment: Hold

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