Hostess Uses The Twinkie Defense to Shift Blame to Employees

Hostess Uses The Twinkie Defense to Shift Blame to Employees

I was surprised to see the run on Twinkies and Ho-Hos when Hostess announced it would shut its doors if the workers did not stop striking this very minute.  Wonder Bread and Twinkies seemed to have outlasted their relevance; I’ve certainly never packed anything of the sort in my kids‘ lunchboxes, and these products aren’t given prominent places at our local grocery stores.  Still, the Hostess executives blamed the union, not the products, for the downfall.  More galling is their recent grab for the remaining cash in the company.  As this article points out, the CEO got (took?) a 300 percent raise, to $2,550,000, as the company headed to bankruptcy court for the second time.

As an earlier article revealed, the union soundly rejected a deal that would have let the company out of its pension obligations, to the benefit of investors.

Investors instead of workers’ pensions?  Sounds like class warfare.

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