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Subject:  Re: No more Twinkies! Date:  11/16/2012  8:46 PM
Author:  steve203 Number:  408741 of 538897

In this case, the workers will have to settle for unemployment insurance rather than the wages they demanded.

Tonight the CBS News covered this story, including a reporter talking to a worker on the picket line at the Seattle plant.

reporter: "why put yourselfs out of work"

worker, who had worked there 37 years: by the time they took away the pension, cut pay and charged more for health insurance, we would be making about minimum wage

Here's the report

Given that Hostess was controlled by a couple hedge funds, there could be more here than meets the eye: like knowingly putting the company out of business, so the brands could be sold for a quick buck, without the baggage of actual pysical assets and without an existing workforce.

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