Category: Hostess Bankruptcy

AFL-CIO Convention: Bankruptcy Reform Resolution Passes Unanimously

Posted by BCTGM - September 10, 2013 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed, Hostess Bankruptcy

(This is a re-post from the AFL-CIO’s Live Convention BLOG) Bankruptcy laws are rigged against working people. Employers, corporations and lenders often exploit these laws to weaken our retirement security, cut health care and leave young workers saddled with student loan debt, without the prospect of a good job or the ability to discharge the [...]

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BCTGM ‘Extremely Disappointed’ by Reports Hostess Brands Buyer Will Not Hire Union Members

Posted by BCTGM - April 26, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Brands

Jackie Tortora, AFL-CIO In response to Metropoulos & Co. CEO C. Dean Metropoulos’ statement to The Wall Street Journal that the company will not hire union workers when reopening four former Hostess Brands bakeries, BCTGM International President David B. Durkee issued the following statement on behalf of all BCTGM members: The BCTGM is pleased to [...]

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Milling and Baking News | In the Eye of the Storm: David B. Durkee

Posted by BCTGM - April 2, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, International, Leadership, Local Union News

In January, BCTGM President David B. Durkee sat down for a 2-part interview with Joshua Sosland of Milling & Baking News to speak from the Union’s perspective on the ongoing situation at Hostess. In part one of this interview, Sosland focuses on Durkee’s background and the philosophy of the Union. “The philosophy always was and [...]

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Sales of Hostess Brands Approved by Judge

Posted by BCTGM - March 19, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain has approved the sale of the sweet cake business formerly operated by Hostess Brands, clearing the way for Twinkies and other brands to return to shelves. Hostess Brands Inc. is selling the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos brands, to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million. Metropoulos [...]

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Working in These Times: New Aid for Hostess Workers As Bakeries Auction Approaches

Posted by BCTGM - February 26, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Jobs

By Bruce Vail, Working in These Times Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced an expanded package of benefits for more than 18,000 workers fired from their jobs at Hostess Brands, the company famous for producing Wonder Bread and Twinkies. The workers—formerly employed in 864 separate Hostess locations in 48 states—were summarily fired last [...]

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