Hostess aims for short, sweet bankruptcy-exit plan
October 11th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
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Hostess Brands filed a plan to emerge from bankruptcy which will involve cuts in employees' pay, health and pension plans.

But the future of the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread is still in doubt. The company said it could still go out of business if the Bakery Workers union carries out a threat to strike.

The iconic company's reorganization plan, filed Wednesday with the federal bankruptcy court in New York, calls for an 8% cut to employees' wages, a reduction in health benefits, and a freeze in pension plan payments for more than two years. Under the plan, the company will also not pay $2 billion it owes to many of its creditors, including vendors.

Read the full story on CNN Money - "Twinkies maker has plan to emerge from bankruptcy: wage cuts"

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  1. jillmarie

    While I think their products are junk food, it makes me sad to hear that a company who is so Americana is struggling like this makes me sad. I am praying this economy gets better.

    October 13, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  2. mlg4035

    Hostess: Please come to Japan!
    Haven't had a Twinkie, CupCake, or HoHo in the past ten years(since I've been living here)...Help!

    October 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  3. Twinkles

    The problem we have here is ya'll grew up and stopped eating your Twinkies. See what happens when you stop eating your Twinkies? Everybody should Eat More Twinkies!

    October 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Yes, Master.

      October 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm |

    Hostess is the Best !!! I hope they can survive !!

    October 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  5. Tim Geithner

    Clearly, Hostess cakes is too big to fail, and is worthy of a massive federal bailout.

    October 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  6. Bored@work

    We grew up on Little Debbie snacks in our lunch boxes. Never had a Twinkie, but the cupcakes are divine.

    October 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
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