End of Twinkies? Hostess Says Strike May Doom It
Ho Ho's maker threatens to close for good unless workers return
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2012 1:25 PM CST
Hostess Twinkies are shown in a studio photograph, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – A world without Ho Ho's, Wonder Bread, and Twinkies? Hostess says it may shut down all its operations for good amid a labor strike, reports MSN News. The company, which filed for bankruptcy last year, says it needs striking employees back by the end of business today or the Twinkie gets it. Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union have been on the picket line at plants across the country since Nov. 9 over wage cuts.

"We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," says a Hostess exec. Of course, the demise of the Twinkie may not be such a bad thing in the eyes of the health-conscious.

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Nov 16, 2012 5:35 AM CST
Damn, if there is no Wonder Bread, what am I going to put my Oscar-Mayer bologna on?
Nov 15, 2012 11:25 PM CST
Whatever they did with the capital, the strikers will all be out of work by tomorrow. They should go back to work and find someone besides prejudiced highly paid union officials (who are afraid of losing their cushy jobs) who can explain the real situation to them. The bankruptcy court doesn't just let any business go into bankruptcy. They examine their books.
Nov 15, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Wonder Bread? I don't like wondering what my bread is made of. I that crap doesn't go stale in a week, it's not bread.