In December, 2011, the New York Post
quotes an employee as saying: "We understand that, should we pursue some form of legal action to require the company to live up to the terms of the contract, they may close, but we have come to believe that they will close anyway
. We believe the company is poorly managed and the only hope is a complete change in management." (emphasis added)
There are 6,600 union employees at Hostess. The CEO got a raise of $1,800,000 dollars at a time when the company was asking those employees to take an 8% pay cut. Yet you continue to blame labor for the problems here. Nine other company executives got raises amounting to millions of dollars. If those men, fewer than a dozen, had not taken pay raises, and in fact had themselves taken 8% cuts in their pay, it would have had a much greater impact on the company's finances. Hostess was carrying millions in debt, and at the same time giving millions in pay increases to the clowns who got them into the mess.
Interstate Bakeries filed for bankruptcy in 2004, and union employees (remember, 6600 out of 18,500 employees) made wage and benefit concessions in exchange for equity. They were acting in good faith. That claim of yours about labor's behavior over the last decade is bullshit, like everything else you post.
You're a loon.