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Letter: Good bye Twinkies, jobs as Hostess closes

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 8:27 p.m. MDT

In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver, Colo. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the company won't go out of business just yet. The news came Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court citing a crippling strike last week. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) (Brennan Linsley, ASSOCIATED PRESS) In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, Twinkies baked goods are displayed for sale at the Hostess Brands' bakery in Denver, Colo. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the company won't go out of business just yet. The news came Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court citing a crippling strike last week. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) (Brennan Linsley, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The Hostess news seems typical of the modern union attitude: It is better to not have a job at a given level of pay than to have a job with 8 percent lower pay. And people wonder why jobs are going overseas. It is no wonder to me.

Richard Vernon

Kaysville

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