Maybe Twinkies Do Last Forever: Union, Hostess Headed To Mediation | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : News

Filed Under:

Maybe Twinkies Do Last Forever: Union, Hostess Headed To Mediation

 

 

"Twinkies Saved! Hostess, Bakers Union Agree to Mediation, Avoiding Shutdown."

 

 

That's the "alert" this hour at CNBC.com.

Reuters has issued this "bulletin":

 

 

"US BANKRUPTCY JUDGE SAYS PARTIES AGREE TO MEDIATION ON TUESDAY IN HOSTESS CASE."

 

 

And according to The Associated Press:

 

 

"Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the Irving, Texas-based company won't go out of business just yet. The news came Monday after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court citing a crippling strike last week."

 

 

This follows Friday's big news, of course: "No More Twinkies? Hostess Brands Is Shutting Down."

We'll watch for more developments.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

 

NPR

Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.
NPR

Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Lawmakers Take Aim At Government Use Of Surveillance Technology

Virginia lawmakers say they have the votes to overturn amendments Governor Terry McAullife made to legislation putting limitations on how the government can use surveillance technology. Virginia reporter Michael Pope has the story.
NPR

Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.