Judge orders Hostess to mediate with union, preventing shut down

Judge orders Hostess to mediate with union, preventing shut down

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 16: In this photo illustration, Hostess Brands Twinkies are shown in an open box on November 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Hostess Brands Inc. decided to liquidate its business after striking workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union didn't return to normal work levels as the company management had demanded. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 8:03 PM

Twinkies won't die that easily after all.

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.

The bankruptcy judge hearing the case says that the parties haven't gone through the critical step of mediation and asked the lawyer for the bakery's union to ask his client, who wasn't present, if he would agree to participate.

The case is being heard by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York in White Plains, N.Y.

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