Talk, judge tells Hostess, union

He refuses to OK baker’s request to liquidate, pay bonuses

Posted: November 20, 2012 at 2:51 a.m.

Kamal Moharam and his children Nadine and Kareem load their car with Wonder Bread on Friday at a Hostess Brands Inc. outlet in Sacramento, Calif. The judge overseeing the Hostess bankruptcy asked management and the baker’s union on Monday to try mediation today.

The judge who is overseeing Hostess Brands Inc.’s bankruptcy declined to approve the company’s liquidation Monday and asked management and the baker’s union to go into mediation today to explain the strike that the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread said forced it to shut down.

Court's order preserves Hostess for now

Hostess Brands and its second-largest union have agreed to go into mediation to resolve their differences. Hoarders, meanwhile are hawking cakes on eBay. (By The Associated Press)
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