At least Chunky Monkey ice cream is still out there for him. lol
In the meantime.........the unemployment rate will increase.....thank Trumka (sp) and the rest of the labor leaders who just met with BO. I'm sure they saw this one coming.
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I know a guy that drives/drove a Wonder Bread truck and will be filing for UE benefits next week.
The company was forced to maintain three separate fleets of trucks to deliver their products.One for Wonder Bread,one for Hostess snack cakes and a third for Drake's Cakes(yes,Drake's is also history).
They were prohibited from cross carrying brands,even though they were all made at the same local bakery!
It doesn't matter if it was a huge Walmart getting a trailer load or a local mom/pop deli getting one box of each.They could not put so much as a box of Twinkies/Drake's on a Wonder Bread truck or likewise to drop at the deli !
I call that p*ss poor logistics and a huge waste of fuel,courtesy of unreasonable union demands.
the Teamsters had come to their senses and were trying to work with Hostess to save their members' jobs.
They authorized their members to cross picket lines and deliver the already baked goods sitting in warehouses.I call that class and commend them for at least trying to help the company !!!!
The real imbeciles behind this are the a$$clown,Trumka and the baker's union.Trumka would not bend nor concede to this evil company!!!! Make no mistake,the Teamster members are of the opinion that Trumka cost them thousands of jobs !!
This is from the mouth of a Teamster who shall remain nameless:
"Trumka may be BO's best bro and considers himself all powerful,but consider this: The Teamsters are not controlled by your local 'garden club'."
I can't possibly imagine what he was alluding to but I think Trumka may have a problem(if you can read between the lines). >:)
The poor,clueless union members those union leaders bullied into voting for BO can now stew in their own juices along with that slob,Trumka for all I care !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My GOD,Wonder Bread is dead,it brings a tear!!
I can remember 60 yrs ago as if it were yesterday,my mom giving me a Skippy P/nut butter sandwich on Wonder Bread,"eat this sweetie,you'll get big and strong".Damn if I didn't,I'm pretty big and strong now...lol. I'm still addicted to that sandwich my mom gave me 60yrs ago too!!!!
Even more of a memory if you can imagine,is that of a scared sh*tless 19yr old in '65 whose best friend was a 30cal machine gun,opening a care package from home and finding a pack of "Twinkies" within.
At the time,that damn pack of Twinkies cost $.10 frigging cents!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The value and encouragement it gave to me could not be valued!!!! Talk about the tears flowing....!
I say that Trumka and the rest of his union friends can go straight to H***
no one can make enough noise to be heard, start agitating and somehow you'll be gone.
Isn't that the message sometimes, toe the line, don't complain, or you'll be gone. And guess what, blacklist still happen. A cousin of mine had trouble for years after filing a complaint with a government agency about a problem at work, supposely anonymous.
Unions aren't a perfect answer. They might lose all use if no employer regarded people as just biological machines to buy, use up, and discard.
No man can serve two masters quote in relations to employers and union huh? So the employee is suppose to be at the beck and call of the employer and just bow and beg for hi job.
Are you actually substituting an employer in the quote for God? certainly looks that way. And casting the union as mannon, in this quote the bad thing, the material idol replacing God.Interesting use of your faith.
I'll agree there is a huge problem with illegal immigration. But if there was less people willing to hire them to get cheap labor that won't report even illegal hiring and work violations there would be less incentive for illegal immigration.
I'll even say some of our legal immigration standards need to be reviewed. While acknowledging immigrants have done a lot for this country and still contribute to society's benefit, we're not in the same situation regarding the need for more labor. Of course, business likes an overstaffed labor pool, unskilled and skilled. The only competition they don't like is for the top jos.
A common urban legend claims that Twinkies have an infinite shelf life or can last unspoiled for a relatively long time of ten, fifty, or one hundred years due to chemicals used in production. This urban legend is false, although Twinkies can last a relatively long time (25 days or more) because they are made without unstabilized dairy products and thus spoil more slowly than most bakery items. In reality, Twinkies are on the shelf for a short time; a company executive told the New York Times in 2000 that the "Twinkie is on the shelf no more than 7 to 10 days."
In the 2012 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the character Blackout has the power to decay anything he touches. When going through a lunch he causes a sandwich and apple to decay in seconds, then is impressed when he is unable to cause a Twinkie inside the lunch to decay.
In the 2008 film WALL-E, a Twinkie is sighted completely undecayed in its wrapper on WALL-E's truck 700 years after the Earth was rendered largely uninhabitable for organic life forms.
Conversely, the 2009 film, Zombieland depicts one of the main characters on quest to locate Twinkies, asserting that they do have an expiration date. The 1986 film, Die Hard has John McClane almost becoming sick after eating a "thousand year old Twinkie" found in an under-construction floor of the Nakatomi Plaza building.
I don't see where a company called "Bimbo" would be a good name to have in the donut industry
How bout Beembo.
Just the donut industry OR Bimbo Bakeries USA is the American corporate arm of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo. The company, headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania in Greater Philadelphia, is the largest bakery company in the United States, owning six of the top twelve fresh bread brands in the United States. The name means baby in Italian and does not mean anything in Spanish. The pronunciation is given on packaging as "Beembo" to distinguish it from the American slang term "bimbo". Both derive from the same word in Italian but does not have a negative connotation in Spanish. The company is a top sponsor for many major soccer teams across the globe.?
Worker loses part of finger at firm cited for safety violations
Nine Bimbo Bakeries workers have had parts of digits or a limb amputated since 2003 at plants across the state, where regulators have found inadequate training and machines without proper guarding.
Bimbo, Bimbo, where ya gonna go-e-o
Bimbo, Bimbo, whatcha gonna do-e-o
They've been at it for over 7yrs. trying to work things out. the union gave up over a $100M in order for the business to stay in business. They also agreed to pay for more costs to them and gave up on others, so it wasn't painless to the workers. Sure venture capital kept it going too. The overall situation just wasn't going to get better, so a line was drawn. They have now lost their jobs, but if someone has to strike knowing how things were, what does that tell you? But, someone may come in and pick-up the pieces, maybe.
But, they can make money, because "Twinkles" are on eBay for $5K, what does that tell you? That's life, I'm glad I'm not part of that strike. I hope some of them saved some cash for the real hard times ahead.