Hostess Brands, makers of confections the nutritional benefits of which are best left uncontemplated, filed for bankruptcy back in January. The court imposed a new contract on the company, and some of the workers are not happy. So, what does a union do when the membership is unhappy? They strike.
The company doesn't have any room to maneuver. The court didn't recommend; the court didn't suggest; the court imposed. The company announced that they would liquidate if the strike didn't end yesterday by 4:00 PM CST. The company has said that an announcement will be made today.
The strikers aren't cutting off their noses to spite their faces; they are cutting off their heads to spite someone else's face.
Twinkies might be getting scarce in the very near future.