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Hostess closure affects jobs in Iowa

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Products like Twinkies will no longer stock the shelves due to Hostess closing. Products like Twinkies will no longer stock the shelves due to Hostess closing.

Of the 18,000 people that lost their job because of the Hostess closure, 80 of them came from a plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

Around nine Friday morning, David Hall found out he lost his job at the bakery. He said managers came by to each station telling them to stop mixing. Hall said quote, "as soon as the last loaf of bread hits the floor" they needed to get out. Hall says they are throwing away all the ingredients and employees will not return.

"Shutting it down they have taken money from us before and they turned around and wanted more money from us now. We can't live on Chinese wages. We can't live on eight bucks an hour. We have to make a decent living and they don't want to do that so the union had no choice but to take them out," David Hall, former Hostess employee said.

Hall also said throughout this situation they didn't hear much from the union. They gave them updates, but they weren't really a part of the discussion.

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