Happy union Thanksgiving!
Nov 19, 2012
Getting ready to prepare a big Thanksgiving meal but worried about buying union? A Web site lists where to find turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and vegetables from unionized food processing plants, with a downloadable PDF you can tote to the grocery store. (Via Policy Matters Ohio, on Twitter.)
All is not well, however, on the food solidarity front. Hostess Brands, the folks who make Twinkies, announced Friday that it is shutting down and laying off 18,000 workers in the process. Company officials are blaming a union strike, which they claim was the death blow for a company that had been in bankruptcy since January.
UPDATE: A judge has persuaded the bakers union and Hostess to go to mediation on its labor dispute, so the company isn't dead yet, after all.