America has rallied behind the beleaguered Hostess company and now, a judge is urging both sides in the union labor dispute to sit down and talk it over...again. Maybe over a glass of milk and some Twinkies.

 

Twinkies (and of course Hostess) may be down, but down count them out just yet. The judge in charge of the baking giant's bankruptcy, Robert Drain, says the parties still have some talking to do.  Hostess has been at odds with the bakers union, also known as The Bakery, Confectioners, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTWGMIU..I'd like to buy a vowel) but they still have a few loose ends to tie up before Hostess can really call it quits.

Wait a second. Tobacco Workers? Could that explain a Twinkie addiction?

Hostess and the union agreed to mediation talks, which are expected to begin the process on Tuesday. Hostess CEO, Gregory Rayburn says that the two sides had better talk fast because a contract agreement must be reached within 24 hours of the talks that are scheduled for Tuesday. Part of the reason for the rush is that the overhead in winding down Hostess operations is $1 million a day.

I'm sure there will be more on this story. Pass the Ding Dongs and wait.