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Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 1:17 p.m.

Hostess Lays Off 15,000 Workers

Hostess Brands Inc. won interim approval from a bankruptcy judge to shut down and take steps to sell the Twinkie maker’s assets after mediation with its bakers’ union failed to resolve a contract dispute, leaving more than 18,000 jobs at risk. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain today approved Hostess’s request to close at a hearing in White Plains, New York. Chief Executive Officer Gregory Rayburn said 15,000 workers will be fired today so they can start receiving unemployment benefits. Hostess said Nov. 16 that it needed to liquidate because a weeklong strike by its bakers’ union crippled operations/Bloomberg. More here.

Question: Did the bakers' union lead members astray?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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