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Hostess, Union Mediation Fails; Snack Maker Continues With Closure Plans

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Hostess Brands Inc. and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) failed to reach an agreement during mediation Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, the last minute mediation efforts by Judge (Robert D.) Drain were not successful,” said Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall. “The case will proceed (Wednesday, Nov. 20) at 11 a.m. with the judge hearing Hostess Brands motion to ‘wind down’ the company. Judge Drain may rule from the bench tomorrow on the motion.

“As we said on Friday when the company announced it was closing, this is a tragic outcome and our thoughts and prayers go out to all Teamster Hostess members and all Hostess employees.”

 

 

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A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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