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View Diary: Private equity-owned Hostess blames striking workers as it liquidates (263 comments)

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  •  This is what happens when Wall Street bankers (0+ / 0-)

    run a business that actually makes ...stuff.  They treat the employees like forced labor, steal the employees' retirement funds to pay themselves million dollar bonuses, run the company into the ground then (and here's where it gets ugly) blame the employees for the company's failure while they liquidate the company making off with golden parachutes and generous severance packages.

    But wait it gets worse.  Anti-union media outlets then blame the victims for daring to use their first amendment rights to organize and in a complete Twilight Zone moment blame "the takers" for the decisions of the "job creators".

    Maybe I am cynical but I believe this was always the plan.  To make working there so hard that any red-blooded American would strike.  Gutting the cash reserve so the company would have to seek bankruptcy protection only to be sold off piece by piece in the end with the clear winners being the company's upper management.  The only losers are the people who worked there for years and the American people who lost another iconic American brand.  So that's America 0, greedy banksters eleventy-jabillion

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