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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
Most people seem to assume that Hostess was operating under a traditional business model that was outdated and cumbersome.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
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
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
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
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
This morning, we have ...
by JGibson
Comment Count 351 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:13 AM PST with 143 Recommends
In a dawn press release that they obviously took days preparing, Hostess Brands execs murdered the once great giant of the baking biz, Hostess Brands. Hostess Brands was born in a "merger" of over a ...
by RuralRoute
Comment Count 66 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 06:13 AM PST with 118 Recommends
It could survive a nuclear war...but not vulture capitalism As a little boy in fourth or fifth grade I had a crush on a little girl. We used to eat lunch together every day and every single day I ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM PST with 55 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Good day, hope you're enjoying nice weather in your suburban Dallas office suites. Dallas? What the hell are you doing in Texas? I realize it was before your watch (which has been rather short) but ...
by RuralRoute
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:43 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Cheap. Low prices. Bargains. It's the American way of recent decades--a promise we've been given by everyone from politicians to corporate marketing campaigns. And most people find it hard to ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:39 PM PST with 13 Recommends
GUS (Giving Up Smoking) is a community support diary for Kossacks in the midst of quitting smoking. Any supportive comments, suggestions or positive distractions are appreciated. We avoid discussion ...
by bsmechanic
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri May 11, 2012 at 08:04 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
The CEOs of America are banding together to ensure that the voters feel their wrath for rejecting their preferred presidential candidate Mitt Romney with the billions accrued from tax cuts and ...
by truthseeking missile
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:49 AM PST with 12 Recommends