NBC's Savannah Guthrie read a statement on "Today" from the bakers' union that said: “Despite Greg Rayburn’s insulting and disingenuous statements of the last several months, the truth is that Hostess workers and the union have absolutely no responsibility for the failure of this company. That responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the company’s decision makers.”It is only a myth that Twinkies will last forever, but in this case Twinkies will go on after another bakery picks up the the top selling brand name. The Union, however, may, and should, die a quick and painful death. They called the shutdown and liquidation a bluff and we all lost.
Rayburn responded that he had been “pretty straightforward in all the town hall meetings I’ve done at our plants to say that in this situation I think there is blame that goes around for everyone.”
He denied that the decision to shut down could be a last ditch negotiation tactic to get the union back to the table.
“It’s over,” he said. “This is it.”
It's over. 12,000 non-union people out of a job because of 6,000 union bullies. Unions are not your friend.