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

(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.

Hostess Twinkies are shown in a studio photograph, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York.
Hostess Twinkies are shown in a studio photograph, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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