Union Chews Out Interstate Bakeries Over Failed Talks

Law360, New York (September 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After months of back-and forth, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has broken off negotiations with Interstate Bakeries Corporation, citing the food giant's “intransigent” positions as the primary reason for its decision to abandon labor talks.

On Monday, Teamsters president Jim Hoffa, along with bakery conference director Richard Volpe, revealed that talks had been scuttled in light of the two sides' inability to reach a consensus during recent meetings.

"The Teamsters entered negotiations this week with an open mind," Volpe said. "We fully understand the company's financial...
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