Hostess may be liquidating, but that doesn’t mean squabbles with its union are over.
The snack company’s baker’s union asked the bankruptcy court on Tuesday to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee to oversee the liquidation. They objected to allowing “incumbent management” to handle it. Burn.
It makes sense, though, when you consider that the union has found fault with many of Hostess’s practices leading up to the liquidation, including the wage-cutting contract that Hostess imposed as a last-ditch effort to cut costs. That resulted in the union going on strike, which then pushed Hostess to liquidate.
Lawyers for Hostess responded to the request for a trustee by saying there were “serious legal deficiencies” in the motion.
The union asked Judge Robert Drain to rule on the issue at the next hearing on Thursday.
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