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Acting the twinkie.
But -- -- taxes while they're bracing for the worst Irvington as the home of post this at their headquarters.
And now -- they faced massive job losses in future hits to its tax revenue the mayor that now.
-- -- dying joins us now merit thank you very much for taking -- the time.
You know and -- We -- 181500.
Jobs I know majority of those are gonna hit your city how are you feeling about this right now.
Well the eighteenth.
Obviously we don't want that to -- them hostess is a great name and we're very proud to have -- in the city of earning.
But the fact this is that your gonna count 181500.
People across the country who are about to lose their jobs or the worst economies that we've ever seen.
Right before the holidays it's a travesty.
As a travesty what do you think that could've been done to avoid it.
You know the union leaders really need to come to the table and work with the business leaders.
It's not an us against them I mean this is -- management and employees working together in the best interest of the company which is to move it forward.
They need to be concentrating on what needs to be done in order to make this a successful company for everybody.
Nobody wants a -- job especially not now but it's really pertinent though -- union leaders to be able to represent the employees that they were elected in do the job.
And fortunately don't show up of the negotiation table that's really tough to happen.
You know and and that doesn't pile on because listened there's obviously.
If you can't make money selling twinkies I think you've got a problem -- management certainly has made their share of mistakes but.
It seems like did the unions played this game of chicken in -- driving off a cliff.
-- that an example of desperation or.
Are they just are great -- emboldened these days -- got a big friend at a White House late billable in the make these kind of moves.
Mean -- union leaders right now that are really I think maybe making an example hostess I can't tell you for -- -- you got union leaders that are not taking the best interest of their employees at hostess they're taken for granted.
It's like -- in the worst possible time in the economy worst possible time of the year -- for the holidays.
For them to be losing their jobs and it's their job to work in good faith work with the management of this company to get these people keep their jobs.
Get them employed.
And we all understand that you know people are gonna pay a certain amount for twenty that's just the way happens.
But cost that is outside of the management's control such as rising fuel costs.
Increase health care cost and pension costs have all gone up.
And -- you can make a 23 dollars but nobody's gonna pay for -- right so we have to work within reality to create an environment in which the costs.
Are going to be reasonable with a mountain mine they're going to be -- make for twenty.
But the fact is that you get 181500.
People across the country who are getting ready to lose -- jobs.
And as much as we wanna make them employed an Irving in union leaders need to come and work with -- management team the executives are trying to.
And now the sad irony too is that you will pay three dollars for twenty you can find one.
-- -- wanna live yeah I read that that says citi's and -- it declared bankruptcy they started flying off the shelves lining up -- ten year old son he's going to be he's going to be devastated.
-- can't find that twinkie but I think there's hope out there but.
It's and it's a well known name -- -- Wonder Bread and you know toward Ding Dong twinkies and venerable.
-- -- -- Irving Texas that I mean that someone -- amount they might move the headquarters I mean this is something that you have to deal with on the local level.
You know is there any outrage stare at management are people -- gone around the town saying listen this is crazy this is -- Man its thirty unions you guys blow it.
Farming is lucky enough that we've got 8500 businesses including ExxonMobil floor Flowserve Commercial Metals Kimberly-Clark.
Are all members of our community so while we are we are obviously not happen -- any companies going out of business.
-- will be able to get by but unfortunately as mayors we see this first -- We will we go -- the course restore were filling up our tank at the gas station people come on tell us they know who we are as leaders.
We don't -- the ability to illegal off to DC we don't have the time to be able to finger point.
And we don't have the luxury of playing Clinton or politics or hiding behind political affiliations -- we worked with these people these are community members right.
Well they're dying and listen you guys are on the front line I do worst your prayers were pulled them more in the entire process from both sides who appreciate you taking -- the time.
Thank thank you very much OK well the American.