Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Hostess Brands Inc. Will Shut Their Doors and Liquidate Assets, 18k Employees to be Pink Slipped

“Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Wonder bread and Twinkies, said it will shut down and liquidate after a strike by members of its bakery workers’ union “crippled” the company’s operations.

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Chief Executive Officer Gregory F. Rayburn said in a statement.  “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Nov. 9 after a bankruptcy judge in White PlainsNew York, imposed contract concessions that 92 percent of the union’s workers rejected.”

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One comment

  1. Scavenger

    Oblahblah’s fault for not having the USDA declare Twinkies a healthy school lunch item!