Better Communication In Labor Feud Might Have Saved Hostess

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 9:21 PM EST) -- Better communication between Hostess Brands Inc. and the union representing its bakers might have led to a different outcome than the Twinkie maker's Friday decision to shutter its business and sell off its assets after it failed to resolve a workers' strike, attorneys say.

Labor disputes had been simmering since Hostess filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, saying the costs of its union contracts were making it impossible for it to remain afloat. Though Hostess was able to reach a deal with the Teamsters union,...
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