Hostess: Last-Ditch Talks With Union Failed
Twinkies maker plans to liquidate after all
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 20, 2012 7:12 PM CST
A file photo of Hostess Twinkies.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(Newser) – Hostess Brands lived to die another day. The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late today that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union. As a result, Hostess plans to continue with a hearing tomorrow in which a bankruptcy court judge will decide whether the company can shutter its operations. Hostess said it would not comment on the breakdown in talks with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union other than to say that mediation "was unsuccessful." Of course, even if Hostess goes down, Twinkies and other popular products will likely find new owners.

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Mr.LarryG.
Nov 22, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Executive Rayburn let out the dirty secret,,,"these old plants." meaning instead of investing in thecompany, they spent the profits on corporate jets, big bonuses, high salaries, top loaded management,,,,the competition with its new equipment is lowering costs driving the Ferrari while Hostess by not modernizing is driving the Model T. Whose operaing costs will be lower? of course they blame the union, neglecting the fact that pay concession, vacation give backs, and crewsize concessions were made in return of a promise of modernization, which never came about,,,,it happened in the steel industry too,,,,,the Americn way---blame the worker,,,,,,
NorCalHal
Nov 21, 2012 10:40 PM CST
ANOTHER business failure brought to you by your local, not so friendly, UNION.
lvan
Nov 21, 2012 8:24 AM CST
Hostess said it would not comment on the breakdown in talks... Translation: Fucking peasants wont back down.