Hostess Is Going Out Of Business, 18,500 Workers Lose Job, No More Twinkies…

Posted 2 years ago

By Associated Press

Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

The Irving, Texas, company says a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products at several locations.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn’t return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.


  • Smokey

    More hope and change. Thanks, Obama. Asshole.

    Current score: 5
    • Smokey

      Hostess survived the Great Depression but they can’t survive Obama.

      Current score: 5
  • http://msnbc sad

    Do more research they have been in trouble for over a decade and filed bankrupcy before and have been thru 8 ceos, but I’ll bet the CEO isn’t going to be hurting. It has nothing to do with Obama, and I guess if politics are involved then Bush was in the administration when they first starting having trouble. this isn’t new news.

    Current score: 4
  • Yeah, ok

    After reading up on this, Hostess has been in bankruptcy for 8 of the last 10 years! I don’t like Obama either, don’t get me wrong, but give me a break, he had nothing to do with this. Blame him for stuff he’s actually a part of. Also, the funny thing to everyone who doesn’t like unions. All the “proposals” by the company (Hostess) to the workers included huge raises for the management. What the hell is that?? It’s the workers fault for being in a union and your trying to save a failing company by giving yourselves giant raises??? Yeah, that worked…..

    Current score: 3
    • Derek

      Unions are simply hooligans. They pride themselves on providing incentive to remain lazy & stupid

      Current score: 3
  • PB

    Thankfully, we will no longer have these toxic chemical filled “food” (poison) on our shleves. Buy, local, Buy fresh, and make your own. Stop eating this garbage they pass off a sfood.

    Current score: 0
    • Derek

      Aww, does personal liberty really piss you off? You sound just like a frustrated control freak with your demands. Why don’t you live your life and keep your nose out of other peoples lives?

      Current score: 3
      • PB

        Actually, I am really liberty minded, just like to inform others of when toxins are passed off as food. Eat all the junk you please just do not ask me to pay for your healthcare.

        Current score: 0
        • Derek

          Now you’re changing your tune. Before it was “Buy, local, Buy fresh, and make your own. Stop eating this garbage they pass off a sfood.”
          Afraid to let people think for themselves?

          Current score: 4
  • Yeah, ok

    Anyone who bashes a union and calls the people in one “stupid” or “lazy” is more than likely just
    A) Jealous of the pay/benefits a union member can get that you can’t
    B) Just angry in general
    C) Doesn’t understand sh*t about big business OR unions
    D) or some other stupid thing
    One local company (more than just local) that proves all you naysayers wrong is the obvious answer, the UP. They have been making money hand over fist. The last quarter they topped a BILLION dollars net profit in one quarter. First time in company history. They have nothing BUT unions working for them. Explain that away…

    Current score: 2
  • Concerned

    Unions are for lazy duffs.

    Current score: 1
  • Yeah, ok

    That seems to be the only comeback anyone has. For “lazy” people… I know MANY people that work in a union than can work circles around a lot of people who aren’t. You think because their job doesn’t require them to go break their backs on a daily basis means they are lazy and can’t work? You people are so ridiculous it makes me laugh. Have fun with your hateful, spiteful, self important lives.

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