Category: Hostess Strike

LA Times: Poor management, not union intransigence, killed Hostess

Posted by BCTGM - November 25, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Jobs

Below is an exerpt of the November 25th article written by Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times.  Click here to read the full article. …The true recent history of Hostess can be excavated from piles of public filings from its two bankruptcy cases. To start with, the company has had six CEOs in the last 10 years, [...]

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Through the Eyes of a Union Member: The Slow Demise of an American Baking Company

Posted by BCTGM - November 21, 2012 - BCTGM-Made, Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike A BCTGM member at the IBC-owned Parisian sourdough bread bakery in San Francisco. The bakery had been producing bread for 149 years before it was shuttered by the company in 2004, only a few months after IBC filed for bankruptcy the first time.

The following story was sent to us by a retired BCTGM Local 24 member. It is a true account of a dedicated bakery worker who grew up in and with Interstate Bakeries Corp. (IBC), in its various forms. Like his father before him, he spent his career working hard and supporting his family with good [...]

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BCTGM Joinder Submitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain on Monday Morning

Posted by BCTGM - November 19, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Strikes JOINDER OF THE BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS AND

Today, 11/19/12, at 9:37 a.m. the BCTGM submitted the below document to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York, Hostess Brands Chapter 11 Case No. 12-22052 : JOINDER OF THE BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS AND GRAIN MILLERS INTERNATIONAL UNION IN OBJECTIONS TO DEBTORS’ EMERGENCY WINDDOWN MOTION [...]

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Giving Thanks for Hostess Workers

Posted by BCTGM - November 18, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Strikes Hostess Debt

Written by Richard Trumka for the Daily Kos This is the new American story, but someone finally stood up and said, “Stop!” Pundits should be applauding the Bakery Workers of Hostess Brands for standing up to Wall Street interests and standing for decent working standards and the middle class. The truth is that the Bain-style [...]

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Hostess Demise a Decade in the Making

Posted by BCTGM - November 18, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Press, Strikes

Download the full press release. Download an updated fact sheet. The following statement was issued by BCTGM International Union President Frank Hurt in response to the announcement by Hostess Brands that it would begin liquidation.   “Hostess’s announcement that it is liquidating the company is a deep disappointment for all of our Hostess members.  While [...]

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