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Twinkie Remembrance

The Zombie Apocalypse can’t be far away:

And of course, always look for the Union Label:

Yes, look indeed:

Ding Dongs The Union Label

11 Responses to “Twinkie Remembrance”

  1. TS says:

    Too tasty to fail?

  2. Braden Lynch says:

    Now it’s personal!

    Screw the unions, all of them. Zero contribution to society.
    They have far outlived any semblance of relevance or utility.

    For the Twinkies! Wolverines!

    • Zermoid says:

      Remember the Twinkies!!!!

      New battle cry!

    • Woody says:

      From what I’ve been reading, seems to me management was just as much if not more to blame than the unions.

      • SPQR says:

        Which leads to the obvious question of what the heck you have been reading. The packaged baked goods industry has a lot of excess capacity and price pressure, Hostess’ management tried to deal with that in the bankruptcy process by reducing staffing and costs. Every union agreed by the lunatic bakers’ union.

        The bankruptcy judge thought that the bakers’ union strike was insane.

  3. Brice says:

    Ummm, like most real issues in this country, the truth isn’t located on either end, it’s somewhere in the middle.

    This bread company has declared bankrupcy like 3 times in my memory. They have gone through 5 CEOs that had no experience in this industry, they completely failed to modernize any of their bakeries or consolidate to reduce costs.

    Did the Unions have something to do with this? Absolutely, they pushed for job security and higher wages even though it didn’t make economic sense.

    On the other hand, management salaries are out of this world across most industries and last I checked, managers don’t actually make anything, they push paper. Often times necessary paper, but it’s still paper. A cost center, not an asset.

    I recently took the jump from worker to manager and my primary job is keeping my workers working AND find ways to reduce our overhead. Sometimes that means I get pretty dirty. :) It’s also important to realize that as my workers gain skills and knowledge, they are worth more and should be paid as such. A worker that wants to go to a tech school or tear into a new technology is worth more time and training than on that just wants to keep doing the same thing every day.

    Unions need to remember that and encourage their members to continually become more valuable.

  4. Ronnie says:

    If somebody actually buys the rights to the Twinkies brand name now, the new Twinkies baking facility or facilities will probably all be established down there in Mexico near the border. There probably won’t be any unionized employees down in Mexico making the new Twinkies, either. If whoever buys the rights to the Twinkies brand name is smart, this is what they should do.

    Also, some company up in Canada still owns the rights to make Twinkies for sale in Canada, and the production of Twinkies in Canada has not been affected at all by the strike here in the USA.

    Either way, there is a good chance that if Twinkies ever become available for sale in the USA, they will be imported rather than domestic.

  5. Roberta X says:

    “Sugarleggers,” sneaking the empty calories over the border along poorly-guarded sections; the smugglers in running gunbattles with AFL-CIO and FSA enforcers. $50 for a single, slightly-squashed Canadian Twinkie. Surreptitious gatherings in tawdry, covert dives serving dangerous, home-baked versions of the tasty treats. Or settling for nasty, ersatz non-infringing versions, made with carrots, cornstarch and carob. Oh, it’ll be hell on earth, pure-dee hell, all over again.

    • Zermoid says:

      Don’t laugh, it could happen, if Bloomberg and Obummer get together!

      What I’ll miss is Wonder bread…..

  6. Right Wing Wacko says:

    I was never a Twinkie fan, what I will miss are those powder sugar covered, raspberry jelly filled donuts!

    MMMMmmm… Horribly fattening, but worth it once in a while.

  7. anon says:

    I was pretty surprised when I got to that third video… I didn’t know zombies could sing!

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