Twinkies were made by unionized workers. Not anymore.
This report was gleaned from a CSM report dated last July when Twinkies began appearing on grocers shelves.
The former unionized Hostess ran 11 factories that produced just half of what they were capable of making.
The new non-union company is operating four factories that are producing closer to 90 percent of their capacity.
Additionally, instead of hiring truck drivers to deliver products directly to 50,000 stores across the country, the new Hostess is using third-party truckers to drop off products at warehouses – a move that will save the company gas money and allow it to cut drivers' positions.
The company has also trimmed jobs in other places: 600 thrift stores that sold Hostess products before the company folded have been shut down for good, meaning Twinkies fans will only be able to buy Hostess products at convenience and grocery stores.
It was reported that Hostess expects to have up to 1,800 employees compared to the 2,500 employees who previously produced Hostess snacks.
In reaction to the news that Hostess would go into bankruptcy and re-emarge as a non-union shop, a union spokesman said, "I'm pretty sure we've got them right were we want them." It was a hollow boast as Hostess had the last word.
Hostess sugary snacks are back made by non-union workers.
Not so sweet for the BCTGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union).