Originally Posted by alnorth
no, those 5,000 were in the baker's union.
The teamsters were actually a lot larger, it was the smaller union that killed hostess.
I've worked in areas where unions are definitely needed and actually helpful in certain respects, bringing real value to the table.
I've also worked in areas where the unions exist only as a covert form of extortion, bringing nothing of value to the process and actually sucking quality and jobs out of the final product by their presence.
This situation really sucks for the Teamster and non-union employees.