Hostess says it will permanently close three of its bakeries, including Cincinnati, because of an ongoing national strike. One hundred fifty two people work at the Cincinnati location. All will lose their jobs.
Reportedly union workers walked off the job after a new contract imposed cuts in wages and benefits. Hostess says the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union strike was preventing the facilities from producing and delivering products.
The Hostess CEO said customers will not be affected because the company will serve them from other Hostess Brands bakeries. Hostess is also closing bakeries in Seattle and St. Louis.