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IRVING, TX (AP) — Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

The Irving, TX, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in US Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn’t return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.

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Guestarticulatore
2016 years 2 months ago

Guest Reply, you have struck the nail on the head! What the anti-union folks gloss over is that there have already been deep cuts in wages and benefits endured by the union rank and file and management came back demanding MORE cuts and give-backs.

Keep an eye open for further reports. My bet is that the Bankruptcy Court is going to see right through this management ruse to void its collective bargaining agreements.

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anne
2016 years 2 months ago

How many union members know where their hard earned dues are going? Do they think its worth it?

http://www.unionfacts.com/employees/Bakery%2C_Confectionary%2C_Tobacco_Workers_%26_Grain_Millers

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Soncerie
2016 years 2 months ago

Wow! Your comments on Unions, President Obama, and twinkies! Hmmm, did you get on here when Bush was in office and complained about him, oh, that’s right, he doesn’t look like President Obama. Forgetful are we in this little seaside, tourist town, leave things as they are after 1898! Just because you get on here with your side of things, don’t make it believable, you’re just one of the sum. Let’s see if they approve my comment or only the one sided jokes you guys post :)

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RSimmons
2016 years 2 months ago
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anne
2016 years 2 months ago

Okay strikers – now how is it working for you? You are now out of a job period. This won’t be the first company and it won’t be the last because of what is going on. More and more people are going to lose their jobs or at least go from full time time part time so that the companies won’t have to pay for insurance. You can thank Obama and his cronies for that!

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