Hostess Teamsters May Strike If Unions Burned In Ch. 11
By Roxanne Palmer
Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 8:05 PM ET) -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said Monday that its members working at Hostess Brands Inc. had overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if a New York bankruptcy court approves the troubled confectioner's plan to jettison existing labor contracts as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization.
In January, Hostess asked the court to allow it to scrap its collective bargaining agreements with 141 affiliates of the Teamsters and 35 affiliates of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and modify its existing obligations to...