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They’re saccharine, cheap, mass-produced and well-preserved. What could be more American than the Twinkie? What could signify bitter economic times better than the sugary treat’s demise? ...
by harrisongolden
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The Kansas City Star has failed their local community by publishing an absolutely false representation of events in the Hostess strike. Apparently you can insinuate whatever you want as long as you ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed May 22, 2013 at 08:35 AM PDT with 201 Recommends
UPDATE- you can watch this event live on Ustream. If this link doesn't work just search for Southern Maine Labor Council on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/new/search?q=southern+maine+labor+council ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Brrrrrr! Event: Bakers and Bankers-Who Really Keeps the Dough? Date: Wednesday, April 3rd. 7pm. Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine. Wishcamper Center room #133 The workers ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:55 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
A private business investor and an equity firm have purchased Hostess Bakery. It's not clear from this article and others I've seen if it will be the father or the son running the new! improved! ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:48 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
A great story at 'Working in These Times' has surfaced that interviews Bakers Union President David Durkee and covers Federal approval for former Hostess workers to receive TAA benefits from the DoL.
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 08:31 AM PST with 25 Recommends
The Bakers Union members have had enough of being blamed for the closing of Hostess Bakeries in the mainstream media. The truth is much more complicated and the media has failed to tell the story. ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 08:29 AM PST with 38 Recommends
I went to make the case to conservatives on right wing talk radio on Saturday. The host of the show had posted a story on his blog asking the surprisingly fair question "Did the Bakers go Galt?" I ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:23 AM PST with 24 Recommends
I am not exactly known for short diaries but here you go- A group of Hostess workers, including myself, will be at KKFI 90.1 today in the Kansas City area to discuss the Hostess strike and the ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:19 PM PST with 9 Recommends
And I'm not even joking. I have never heard of this and certainly didn't expect anywhere near this degree of response from the government, and rapidly no less! On Tuesday at the Union hall we met ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 44 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 07:38 AM PST with 405 Recommends
I have discovered a conservative/Ayn Rand type blog post about the Baker's Union and the reasoning for the strike. "Did the Baker's Union Go Galt?" by Peter Ingemi, a right wing radio host, actually ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 54 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 07:01 AM PST with 174 Recommends
I did a phone interview with Truth-out.org and they published it on their site yesterday. I feel like it went really well over all. The interviewer, Yana Kunichoff, showed me tremendous respect and ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 07:31 AM PST with 26 Recommends
It was frustrating to watch the way the "mainstream news media" fell all over themselves to report on Walmart employees' Black Friday rallies from the Corporate-generated Walmart press releases. ...
by 51percent
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 01:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I have spent more time online away from Dailykos lately because I have been fighting misinformation about the Baker's Union around the web as best I can. In my searches I have come across an amazing ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Most people seem to assume that Hostess was operating under a traditional business model that was outdated and cumbersome. That in the end the company failed because they couldn't sell enough ...
by bluebarnstormer
Comment Count 106 comments on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 01:23 PM PST with 372 Recommends
The election is over and it went exactly like Nate Silver and I told you it all would. Needless to say I get less attention and affection than Nate Silver. I became specially active trying to quell ...
by timtimes
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:55 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The past few days the U.S. has been rocked by news of the sudden closing of a beloved iconic company, Hostess, the maker of the famous Twinkies along with other beloved snacks like Ho Hos, Suzi-Q, ...
by Sagittarius Dolly
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 01:07 PM PST with 10 Recommends
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/dining/recreating-hostess-cupcakes-and-twinkies-at-home.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/homemade-snack-cakes_n_1903665.html I ...
by dov12348
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Hostess management, which is currently blaming unions for killing the Twinkie, awarded company execs absurdly large raises around the same time as filing for bankruptcy in January 2012 - including a ...
by marianevans
Comment Count 86 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 05:45 PM PST with 237 Recommends
This is the new American story, but someone finally stood up and said, “Stop!” Pundits should be applauding the Bakery Workers of Hostess Brands for standing up to Wall Street interests ...
by Richard Trumka
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:43 AM PST with 276 Recommends