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Twinkies strike back: Unions are weakening

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After the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Gran Millers International Union attempted to extort Hostess out of unfair and expensive concessions, union workers will be left out of jobs as twinkies return to production. NBCNEWS.COM reports that “Twinkies are coming back—but under a new management that vows to use nonunion workers.” A third of Hostess’ production was union labor, but ...

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Dear Hostess Workers, How’s that Job Search Coming?

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The buyout firms Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co. have agreed to purchase the Hostess and Dolly Madison cake brands, including Twinkies. Recall that after the Hostess company closed its plants and declared bankruptcy after its unions went on strike in November. The proposed buyout includes the brands, bakeries and some of the equipment but requires bankruptcy court ...

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Last minute Twinkie talks fail – Hostess likely to go bankrupt

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After  a doomed attempt for a bankruptcy court to hold last-minute talks between the Baker’s union and the treat maker, Hostess will be back in court on Wednesday while a judge decides if it can shut down for good. The emergency talks between Hostess and The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union failed to yield any compromise ...

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Still Hope for the Twinkie!

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Hostess Brands, maker of the Twinkie and Snowball, returned to bankruptcy court today prepared to begin liquidation of all assets. Instead they announced that the company will enter mediation for one last try with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union. Whether this was a brilliant marketing ploy or truly ‘a one last chance’ opportunity, it may be that ...

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The End of the Twinkie?

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This could be it. The end of the Hostess Twinkie. Of course, those still in their packages may last forever, but it’s possible there will be no more Twinkies. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union (BCTGM) has gone on strike against manufacturer Hostess. The company announced today they will file for liquidation if striking employees do not ...

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