Thursday, November 15, 2012

No more Twinkies? Strike may do in Hostess

It is court 
approved ----get over it. They filed bankruptcy  They are trying to reorganize.  Do you want to keep your jobs.  Or do you want to wait in a long line to look for a job? It is senseless to act like a bunch of barbarians at the gate trying to get your way, when the evidence is on the company's side. KEEP your JOBS....It is the Holiday season, not the time to loose jobs or look for jobs. 

Paul J. Richards / AFP - Getty ImagesHostess - makers of Twinkies - filed for bankruptcy in January and is threatening to liquidate because of labor unrest.

Hostess Brands - the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other household-name products - said it would seek this week to liquidate the company unless enough workers stopped striking by the end of the workday on Thursday to allow the company to resume normal operations. 

Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike Nov. 9 in response to court-approved pay cuts. The company, which has about 18,000 employees, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January. 

Hostess said it would file a motion with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y., Friday to close shop and sell its assets if enough employees do not return to work by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. If the motion is granted, Hostess would begin to close its operations as soon as Nov. 20.

Hostess Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn said the company did not have the financial wherewithal to weather an ongoing strike. A union spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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