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From page A3 | November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

SACRAMENTO — About a dozen workers began picketing at a Hostess Brands plant in Sacramento honoring a bakers’ union strike at the bankrupt company’s plants across the country.

The picket line formed on Sunday, two days after the walkout began when the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and Ding Dongs imposed a contract that would cut wages by 8 percent. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union said the contract would also cut benefits by 27 to 32 percent.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Hostess employs nearly 300 workers in Sacramento and about 1,850 in California.

The Texas-based company has struggled in recent years with two bankruptcy filings. It warned last week that a widespread strike could lead to layoffs of most of its 18,300-member workforce.

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  • JagNovember 12, 2012 - 6:46 am

    What is wrong with these people? First Relay’s and not Hostess This is not the 80`s when times were good and now we got four more years with president Ding Dong it is about to get a lot more tougher and companies see this that is why they are getting ready and trying to stay in business, Hostess stated this morning they will Liquid date, I am not sure about that but I think that could move to a right to work state and ship products in. Relay`s? you have to decide if it is worth doing business in California now with Prop 30 and if not get out.

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