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BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Hostess has failed to reach an agreement with its second largest union.

That means the maker of Twinkies and other treats goes back to bankruptcy court Wednesday.

The talks were ordered by a bankruptcy judge when the company moved to liquidate. The judge said he would not consider such a move unless the union and the company first considered mediation. Hostess shut down its three dozen plants late last week including one in Biddeford. It said a strike by the union crippled its ability to maintain normal production.

Workers from the plant in Biddeford met with union leaders Tuesday. Officials from the Maine Department of Labor were also on hand at the Biddeford Eagles hall to tell them about services for displaced workers.

Even if Hostess dissolves, there is still a possibility that another company could buy the business. But workers in Biddeford have begun the process of moving on and preparing to find new jobs.

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