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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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2015 years 10 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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2015 years 10 months ago


For those of us that have worked, or are still working for a company for 25 + years…I’m sure you have seen an era take over in your business called “Mismanagement”!
It’s happening all across America, where “Inexperienced” so called “Team Leaders” are put into place to make “Experienced” decisions on how to keep a company operational…in all aspects.
Now comes the Enron effect:
Employees, Union or Not, are tired of upper management turning an operation into a short term profit function for a short term profit, then getting the Hell out, which usually takes long time jobs with them, not to mention peoples financial plans. But what do the management guru’s care…they made their profits, and now off to buy up some small island somewhere and sip cocktails on the sandy beaches.
When people stand up for their hard earned years, and rights of being a dedicated employee, then complain about the cost of health care/pension/salary loss making their jobs turn into a pocket lining process for upper management…their thoughts are supported by you and I. But when the word UNION is mentioned…then it’s all the employees fault.
Double standard way of thinking by John Q. Public…I’ve seen it for years…and Hypocritical.
Here’s an example: A company locally here (Wilmington) is not Union…but a majority of their Sister affiliates are: Local people here want all the Union benefits…(i.e.) wages/other benefits…but at the same time they criticize the Unions within their own company…until Contract Time!

2015 years 10 months ago
2015 years 10 months ago

Its a sad day for the workers but politics come on.Check with there union and ask them how it got to this point.The election is over the democratic process is over the election is a done deal.Had the Republicans chose someone better to run the outcome may have been different.Maybe by 2016 you all will have someone to run against Hillary.

2015 years 10 months ago

No more twinkees,hostess cupcakes?
Wake up America,the culture and landscape has changed.
This product was a “core’ snack for years.


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