Twinkie The Kid, 1930-2012

If you, like me, are a fan of Twinkies, today is a sad day.

Hostess, the parent company of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread, announced it was going out of business today after an 82-year run. If you want someone to blame, look squarely at the unions; because they’re the only people in America who think the economy is doing fine.

Hostess is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

Hostess informed the unions that if the workers didn’t come back, they would have to close their doors. The unions responded with a figurative “F**k you” . . .

How’d that work out for them?

The Irving, Texas-based company had already reached a contract agreement with its largest union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. But thousands of members in its second-biggest union went on strike late last week after rejecting in September a contract offer that cut wages and benefits. Officials for the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union say the company stopped contributing to workers’ pensions last year.

They told them! They told them this would happen, and the unions called Hostess’ bluff. Now, 18,500 people are out of work because their “union principles” were more important than paying their bills.

To quote Al Pacino from Scarface, “Look at you now!”

12 thoughts on “Twinkie The Kid, 1930-2012

  1. mushdogs

    Thanks ever so much, union pigs.
    I haven’t eaten Twinkies in 15 years. I bought a box on the way home tonight. Can’t let them disapear into history without having one or two.

  2. AJ Lynch

    I’ve lived in Tastykake territory all my life so can’t say I ever even had a Twinkie though I went out with a cute little Debbie in high school.

  3. Jim Scrummy

    I use to live on ding dongs in high school. Mmmm. I also love tastykakes. Again, mmmmm. So part of my teenager years gets flushed down the toilet. Par for the course I guess for today.

    As a former member of The Teamsters….UNIONS SUCK. I feel no empathy or sympathy for this union and it’s members. At least I feel a smidge of empathy for the Teamsters who were willing to take a pay cut, to keep their jobs. Love how thug Trumka tried to pin this on “Bain”, when it was a big Dhimmi donor who’s private equity fund bailed out Hostess a few years ago.

  4. Jon Brooks

    I will miss my Raspberry Zingers. Jim Scrummy’s comment gives me an idea for a new product though to replace Hostess. Big Dhimmi Donuts. Put them on your Union MEMBER.

  5. Ingineer66

    The truck drivers and mechanics had already taken the deal and now they are pissed at the bakers union that they are out of a job in this economy.

  6. MelP

    I’ve been reading online that people are hoping that Hostess sells to a company that’s based in a right to work state.

  7. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Old NFO – Teamsters tool Richard Trumka actually blamed Bain Capital! So apparently, Romney is the new Booooooosh!

    Bob – Even still the Dem took a chance on rescuing the company, only to see it destroyed by the unions. I wonder if he’ll change his party affiliation now?

    Mushdogs – You know what else is a Hostess product? RING DINGS. You bastards!

    Roger – They can blame everyone else for it, but this entire economy is at Obama’s feet.

    Rick – Good luck with that. The union leaders will land on their feet. The workers? Not so much.

    AJ – I’ll bet she was delicious.

    Jim – The hardcore leftists will buy the Bain nonsense, though. Sickening.

    Jon – Or around their necks.

    Ingineer66 – They should be pissed. A select few sealed the fates of 18,500.

    RAPH – Winning!

    MelP – South. Freakin’. Carolina!

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