Formerly KC-Based Hostess Brands Hit by Strikes

A weekend of labor strikes has left Hostess Brands Inc. warning about plant closures and a possible liquidation of the beleaguered baking company.

Hostess, which has been dueling with various labor groups for the past 10 months as it attempts to claw its way out of bankruptcy, had picket lines at about two-thirds of its plants this past weekend, according to Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn. The strikes were organized by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, whose 5,680 Hostess workers account for about 30% of the company’s total work force. Read more on The Wall Street Journal.

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