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Sad about Hostess Brands closing, since it seems to be the result of an insoluble labor conflict, and while strikes often result in threats that they will result in the closure of a company, that rarely seems to actually happen as it has in this case. I find it interesting how many people are going all Tallahassee over the pending Twinkie shortage, however, as they are the poster child for crappy junk food, and I don't know anyone who has eaten one in recent memory, much less actually savors them (labor strife aside, I think if everyone saddened by this actually bought Twinkies, Hostess would be fine). In my opinion, Hostess only ever made one really good product, which was their fruit pies, which I have not seen in a store in over a decade if not longer. I assumed they stopped making them, but I see them on eBay at seemingly exorbitant prices, so I'm not sure if that's due to the Hostess closure, or perhaps they are working off old stock, since these babies are half preservatives anyway (I think it's the latter, as the labels all seem to feature Fruit Pie the Magician, and Wikipedia says he was removed from the packaging in 2006).

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26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2012, 05:49 Prez
 
However most haven't been a mouthpiece for the worker in some time and is no better, hell often worse, than the businesses they try to vilify.

Totally agree. To reiterate, when I say "the union is not the issue in this case", I was talking the majority of its 18000 some-odd members. The "bad guys" are a select few: the corporate fat cats who put their own personal gain above the good of the employee and company (not everyone in management or even the boardroom), and the reprehensible union bosses, who, as you say, act like they speak in solidarity for the employees at large when they do nothing of the sort and mostly act in their own interests.
 
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