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Teamsters Statement On Mediation Between Hostess Brands And Bakers Union

   Teamsters Statement On Mediation Between Hostess Brands And Bakers Union

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012

Official Statement of Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamsters General
Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall made the following statement regarding the
announcement that Hostess Brands Inc. and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco
Workers and Grain Millers International Union will enter into mediation led by
bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain:


"Today's development is a positive step toward finding a solution that will
keep 18,500 men and women employed at Hostess. We are hopeful that the bakers'
union and the management team can find common ground during this mediation and
avert liquidation.

"It is in the best interest of all parties involved that we remember what is
at stake – the future of 18,500 workers and their families. This is not only
about a brand or a product, it is also about real people that just want to
work hard every day to provide for their families.

"The Teamsters will closely monitor the mediation between the BCTGM and
Hostess management and assist in any way we can to help the two sides reach an
agreement that keeps the company's doors open."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4
million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and
Puerto Rico. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter
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SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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