The complaint was - during all of these cutbacks the CEO's gave themselves fairly substantial raises. That's a pretty serious issue, and I don't blame the workers wanting some accountability for this. Hostess makes toxic trash food, and probably deserves to go away anyway.
CEO pay is out of control in my opinion, few (other than the CEOs themselves) doubt this. I give a lot of my money(as a shopper) to Costco, and one of the reasons is the CEO/Founder of Costco refuses to take anything more than a 350K a year salary because he feels it would be setting a bad example for his employees. The new CEO takes closer to 650K, but still - that's pretty amazing considering they are the number 3 retailer in the world and he could be milking the company out of 10-20 million a year if he was a greedy bitch.
What do people do with millions a year in salaries? Not only does it seem exceptionally greedy, I cannot fathom what they would spend it on. Declining returns on money starts to become an issue much over 200-250K these days. Anything beyond that and someone starts to appear like they are hording money at the expense of others.
Also, grossly overpaid(compared to employees) CEO crushes the morale of his employees. Folks making 30,40, even 50-60k a year slaving in the pits while their CEO boss pulls up in a Porsche is pretty crushing to most people. I think the acceptance of this is growing thin in this day and age, and people are beginning to question what is happening around them more, and learning to not tolerate the nonsense they used to tolerate.
As I said in another post, times are changing, the big shots are losing their shorts, and the little guys are rising up. Minecraft was programmed in a garage, and made what, 230mil? Don't Starve isn't even out yet, and will be hitting half a million and was programmed by a couple dudes in a studio. Big companies with fat cat CEO's soaking up millions are disappearing, karma. Didn't elemental teach you anything? If that didn't humble you, nothing will, so until you learn the lessons will keep coming.
BTW: FA is a nice game, but not worth $40.. It's on sale for $20 on a website right now, I won't ever purchase a new game anymore, wait a couple months and get em for half off! FA is good, not great, several indy or bargain bin games are better IMO.. Warlock for $3.00 blows FA away IMO. Stardock needs to more to cutting edge IMO, nothing coming out lately is cutting edge, it just seems dated. No offense..