Twinkies to return without union ‘assistance.’

Alternate title: “Sir, the Twinkies are back online!”

Bless you, Scotty!*”

The bankrupt assets of Hostess Brands, Inc., the company responsible for Twinkies, Ho Ho’s, Sno Balls and Ding Dongs, are being put back to work by a buyout firm. What’s not being put back to work are the former Hostess unionized employees.

Basically, the new owners (Apollo Global Management LLC, and Metropoulos & Co.) aren’t subject to the old union contract from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers union (BCTWGM).  As you may recall, BCTWGM more or less killed the old Hostess company (which, admittedly, was on life support anyway) last year when it decided to play some rather ill-timed hardball.  When the Teamsters are waving off your strike threats… well.  The BCTWGM has paid for their folly, no? (more…)


Michigan Big Labor ready to sue its own captive membership.

You know it’s bad when a group decides to emulate the Old East German response to people voting with their feet:

The president of Michigan’s largest union is instructing officials to prepare to sue its own members, according to a leaked memo issued after the state adopted right-to-work laws in December.

Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, circulated an email to local unions officials and staff instructing them to monitor revenue streams in light of the right-to-work laws, which are set to go into effect on March 27, 2013. The law allows workers to opt out of union membership unless they have an existing contract with their employer.



Breaking: Union thug violence towards right-to-work supporters in Michigan.


Here’s a picture of the former tent in question.

Moral of the story, besides the obvious? GET A CAMERA. The Left STILL doesn’t get how bad they look when they get recorded Acting Badly.

More over at Twitchy. Much more, including random acts of assault, battery, and the now-deleted tweet where Michigan House Democrats egged on the aforementioned union thuggery.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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