Northwood Hostess workers continue to strike despite the passage of a deadline given by the company. The company told employees if they did not return to work by 5 p.m. Thursday, it will go into liquidation and completely shut down across the country.
Workers have been on strike since Friday and have camped out with bonfires and signs, chanting the slogan, "no dough no bread." According to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, a total of 24 Hostess production facilities are on strike or honoring the strike with picket lines. Additionally, BCTGM members at one transport facility are on strike.
Workers say they do not want to see the company go bankrupt, but are upset over 8 percent pay cuts, 20 percent increased health care costs and pension plans in place. They put the blame on management saying top leaders got 300 percent pay increases, while their pay got slashed. Workers also feel the company does not guarantee them an eight-hour work day. (emphasis mine: I wonder how many voted for Obama?)Read the full story HERE.
Of Note: Growing up, these were my favorite: