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Northwood Hostess strike enters third day

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Hostess employees are starting the third day of a strike.

Northwood union members with BCTGM Local 19 walked off the job late Friday claiming unfair labor practices by Hostess.

The Northwood Wonder bread plant has nearly 100 employees affected by the strike.

Union members are picketing Hostess after the bakery company imposed a contract that calls for an 8% pay cut and a 17% increase to healthcare premiums, a deal the union overwhelming rejected back in September.

The Northwood plant is one of many across the country now on strike. At last check according to the BCTGM's website 12 plants are on strike and a half dozen more are honoring the strike in a show of solidarity.

Union employees in Northwood warn that without workers that plant is shutdown and that could affect Wonder bread production in our area. They have already made calls to local grocers warning them that the product could be missing from the shelves in the coming days.

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