Hostess Member Update, November 11, 2012
On Friday, November 9, the Bakery Confectionary Tobacco Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union put out a press release and related statements that its local unions were striking Hostess Brands at several facilities that would be expanded over the coming days.
The BCTGM did not alert or otherwise notify the Teamsters of the strike action. At facilities Teamster members may encounter a picket line. Any decision for the Union to sanction or honor a picket line would have to be in compliance with local contracts. Teamster Hostess members should contact their Local Union to know their rights.
At this point, we do not yet know the full extent of the strike. Once we know more about the strike situation, we will provide updates on www.teamster.org/hostess.