ACCORDING TO CHICAGOSUNTIMES.COM
Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers, including 1,415 in Illinois.
“It’s a very sad day because there’s lots of history there,” said Donald Woods, president of the Local 1 union that represents some 500 workers at Hostess plants in Schiller Park, Hodgkins and Peoria. “We have members who’ve had 40 years there. ... Their dream was working there and retire there.”
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