After Mediation Fails, Twinkie Manufacturer Plans Closure


Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 10:51 pm
By: News On 6


Hostess says talks to save the company have failed.

That means three dozen bakeries across the country, including Tulsa's Wonder Bread factory, will likely close.

A bankruptcy judge ordered Hostess to sit down with striking union workers before giving up hope on an eleventh-hour compromise.

But those negotiations went nowhere.

Hostess will ask to shut down all its facilities in a hearing in bankruptcy court Wednesday, which would mean 160 Tulsa jobs and nearly 18,000 more across the nation would be lost.

11/19/2012 Related Story: Judge Orders Hostess To Mediate With Union