Bruce Vail is a Baltimore-based freelance writer with decades of experience covering labor and business stories for newspapers, magazines and new media. He was a reporter for Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor Report, covering collective bargaining issues in a wide range of industries, and a maritime industry reporter and editor for the Journal of Commerce, serving both in the newspaper's New York City headquarters and in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Twinkie-Maker Hostess Fires 18,000 People: Blames Long-Suffering Workers
On Friday, the owners of Hostess Brands — the company that makes widely recognized baked goods such as Twinkies and Wonder Bread — made good on a longstanding threat to close down operations, eliminating as many as 18,000 jobs.