The article has experts in liquidation saying it could take years to liquidate Hostess’ assets.
So, even if we’re talking only a year or two, the lion’s share of these workers are not coming back to work at their former place of employment if a purchaser were dumb enough to return to the same place where the union killed the company. That’s not very likely.
I imagine the recipes and trademarks will be purchased by some other product line and reproduced with their own equipment on their own lines in their own states.
I imagine the profit margin on this kind of product means that unionized workers with greeder union bosses will not be considered even for a second as prospective employees. I agree with those who say this will go to some kind of right to work state or to some private company.
The lawyers will do their best to complicate and prolong settlements to divert as much of the intrinsic value to themselves as possible.