Hostess has found yet another way to walk over their workers and if it works, it could be seen by other companies as a way around unions and a way to take advantage of workers that are left choosing between their individual rights and the right to work. According to recent reports, Hostess will be offering their workers a final chance to agree with their proposal to cut back cost through reduced worker pensions. This final offer comes with a threat that the company will be using the bankruptcy court to remove worker contracts that are currently in place.
If Hostess manages to be excused from their contract obligations then it will be a sad and damaging day in history. The bankruptcy court will single-highhandedly reverse everything that unions have fought for from the very first time that a small union stood up for an American worker. For the first time in decades, workers will be left exposed and unprotected.
Companies have for been becoming increasingly more devious in their practices to reduce cost. Instead of problem solving within company operations, they seem to look first at their workers, By doing so, they are targeting workers, who are the power behind their profits. Large companies are getting rich by shoving their foot down across the throat of every man and women that sweats to create their product. They have threatened workers through outsourcing, sending American jobs overseas, forced layoffs and now bankruptcy laws. How much further will large companies go to destroy workers in an effort to cut costs?