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More than 18,000 workers are set to lose their jobs because of Hostess halting operations due to a union strike, but a bankruptcy judge/possible huge Twinkie lover wants the two sides to mediate before shutting down for good:

Hostess had requested Judge Robert Drain of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y., who is overseeing the company’s bankruptcy, to be able to liquidate its assets after a dispute with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM).

But the judge was not ready to move forward with the liquidation yet.

“Many people, myself included, have serious questions as to the logic behind this strike,” said Drain. “Not to have gone through that step leaves a huge question mark in this case.”

If mediation on Tuesday afternoon is not successful, Hostess will likely request to move forward with the liquidation on Wednesday.

If the mediation doesn’t go anywhere, union workers are hoping that a new buyer comes along and re-hires them. Because nothing’s more attractive to a potential owner than knowing they’ll have a shot at employing the same people who helped put the previous owner out of business.

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14 Responses to “Twinkies Coming Back From the Grave?”

  1. Zilla on November 19th, 2012 10:21 pm

    Goonion thugs are clearly retarded.
    I heard that the Mexican company that makes Bimbo bread is interested in Twinkies. I normally am a "buy American" gal, but Bimbo (pronounced "beembo") is good bread; it uses real sugar instead of corn syrup and costs about half as much or less than all the other breads on the grocery store shelf. I am struggling to buy food in the Obamaconomy and Twinkies were out of my reach at $5 per box here in stupid NY, so viva la freaking Mexico, maybe if they take over the Hostess snacks I'll be able to afford them again. Also, eff the goonions, it's THEIR fault that Hostess products were so freaking expensive in the first place which is why so many people STOPPED BUYING THEIR PRODUCTS, duh!
    [/end rant]

  2. SignPainterGuy on November 20th, 2012 2:06 am

    As a kid, I loved Hostess Cupcakes and Ho Ho`s. Great chocolate flavor. Their fruit pies however did not stack up against a local bakery here, TownHouse Bakery. It`s the crust that makes a pie and those are as good as Mom`s. Nuff said.

    It would indeed be nice if a Mexican co. gets to buy Hostess and can make them a bit cheaper with perhaps real ingredients instead of artificial stuff. They can then be shipped into the US quicker and fresher than from China or Indonesia by ship into ports with threatened strikes every time you turn around. Makes a man want to quit turning around !

  3. jeffythequick on November 20th, 2012 2:55 am

    /sarc on

    I thought freshness didn't matter for Twinkies…

    /sarc off

    (couldn't resist)
    And you're right for the Bimbo stuff. I also couldn't resist calling Mrs. thequick and tell her that I was eating a Bimbo, American pronunciation…

  4. Truesoldier__ on November 20th, 2012 11:38 am

    Hostess out to tell the unions, fine your hoping for another buyer to come along and swoop up the company, well we are looking to sell. So I tell you what, we will sell you the company and you can run every aspect of it.

    It would be run into the ground within a year and it would be awfully funny to see the union workers strike against themselves.

  5. Marshall_Will on November 20th, 2012 12:09 pm

    Zilla,

    Good to see you up & about! And that's ObamaBataan Death March Economy btw. It's all moot for those like myself struggling to keep their weight "under 200 lbs." ( when all the charts point to 5' 9" Males more ideally at 170..! )

    We've all lamented their demise but this may prove to have been more a function of older generations of Americans pressed into HARD choices about lifestyles and the cold hard realities of "hollowed out healthcare" than union negotiations, BK judges etc?

    Mrs. Will was visiting family so I splurged on the Pepsi, sweets/junk and bailed on the kiddie beer for (2) whole weeks. I ballooned up [ post-election depression ] in nothing flat. She didn't return a moment too soon.

  6. Marshall_Will on November 20th, 2012 12:17 pm

    Never fear! The Wall Street wolves will be there w/ cash injections left & right and simply dump the losses off on the taxpayer! They'll make theirs upfront off the underwriting fees "to make sure an American institution doesn't go under!"

    They'd spin it like Harley.

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  12. Zacharia on December 14th, 2013 1:55 pm

    We've all lamented their demise but this may prove to have been more a function of older generations of Americans pressed into HARD choices about lifestyles and the cold hard realities of "hollowed out healthcare" than union negotiations, BK judges etc?

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  14. Blogger?annonymus on June 25th, 2014 1:27 pm

    This is awesome news!!! I've always been a huge fan of Twinkies! Since I was a child and until now, at 30… I remember buying the first one on my own, as my parents wouldn't let me, after I got my first pay-check as macaron delivery boy.. It was like a dream come true, and since then I eat them like crazy!

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