Originally Posted by Derka
I see Hostess vendors just about every day and they're all pretty bummed because they feel certain they're out of a job and have already started making in-roads with other bread and baked snack distributors that we work with, mostly with Bimbo and Pepperidge Farms. Both of our guys delivered their final orders today and I guess as of 5pm, the bakeries and distributors are in total shutdown. They are completely f*cked, in their own words. One of the guys I work with is brand-f*cking new...having replaced a guy who retired from Hostess not even a month ago. Pretty shitty that he's losing his job already.
Saw a piece on the news an hour ago and protesters in front of a closed Hotess plant in LA said they think it's still a ploy by management.
The reporter pointed out that the teamsters union which has seen the books is saying vote and get back to work or lose your job and the guy said his union leader told them that was a lie spread by Hostess management. She showed him a clip of a teamster union rep in an interview from last night and when the camera went back he was beet red, I thought the guy was going to stroke out there on live tV.
You feel for these people if their union bosses are leading them down the wrong path