Originally Posted by Amnorix
Hostess here isn't really Hostess, it's massive big money that bought into Hostess previously. I think the union lost all confidence in their willingness to tell the truth and or restructure the company in a way that would let it actually survive.
The union made its choice, and now its members must live with the consequences. The point here is that the union can't ALWAYS just roll over, right? We can agree on that much anyway, I assume?
the company could easily have locked the union out, and hired replacement workers. Their on stream time, quality would proabably be improved.
There is a company in Iowa where the workers have been on strike over 3 years, the company replaced the entire workforce (with fewer people) and the company has the best cost position, on stream time and highest quality in the companies history. The employees wages and benefits are comperable to what the union workers were being paid.
Union workers are scratching their head wondering, where is my union support now?