Teamsters Victorious In Hostess Contract Fight

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT) -- In a victory for the Teamsters union in its battle with Hostess Brands Inc., the New York judge in charge of the company's bankruptcy proceedings ruled Monday that Hostess cannot shed its collective bargaining agreements with the union.

At a hearing Monday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain denied Hostess's motion to scrap its labor contracts with the union, paving the way for the contentious negotiations over labor conditions and pension obligations in the contracts to continue.

“We told our Hostess members all along that we would...
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