Hostess, union fail to reach deal

15,000 workers fired; judge renews liquidation scenario

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 12:46 a.m.

Scott Hubbard of Chico, Calif., loads Hostess Zingers at the Hostess store in Redding, Calif., on Friday.

Hostess Brands Inc. must return to a liquidation scenario after mediation with its bakers’ union failed to avert a shutdown that will eliminate more than 18,000 jobs, the judge overseeing the Twinkie maker’s bankruptcy said Wednesday.

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Business, Pages 35 on 11/22/2012