I've said it before, and it bears repeating: Unions exist to ensure that complete, mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, addle-brained doofuses can manage to get and keep overpaid, underworked jobs that their feeble abilities to simply breathe, eat, shit and occupy a particular and unique point in space and time would otherwise make them unqualified for.
Union Big: Hostess out of business, but this only proves the union's power and resolve.
Because, let's face it: it all would have been for nothing if people had kept their jobs in this time of great economic uncertainty and rising prices, only to see the union get busted in the process. That would have been a fucking tragedy.
I'm sure all of those people who are now without a job are so happy they could shit, because that's exactly what they were talked into going on strike for in the first place: to save the union.
You have to love this next bit, which comes from a supposedly professional economist: If you ever wanted to know why economics seems such a convoluted, complicated and apparently contrary subject, this is why: most economists are dumber than dogshit. Here's your proof: