The Republic Masthead

Hostess plant on strike


Follow The Republic:


COLUMBUS, Ind. — Unionized Dolly Madison employees in Columbus Friday joined a nationwide strike of their union against lower pay and higher benefit costs that their employer, Twinkies maker Hostess Brands, imposed upon them through bankruptcy court.

A company spokesman said a strike could force the company leadership to close all plants for good and put 18,500 employees out of work, including more than 200 in Columbus.

Larry Duncan, business agent for Local 132 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, said Friday that all of the 160 union members at the Columbus plant have joined in the strike, which began at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Duncan, a shipping department worker, said all of the bakery unions' 37 plants within the Hostess company were striking together.

Look for more in Saturday's Republic.

Don't settle for a preview.
Subscribe today to see the full story!

  • Hybrid
  • $11/month
  • Sat / Sun Delivery
  • Sat / Sun Coupons
  • Weekend Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Premium
  • $16/month
  • 7-Day Print Delivery
  • All coupons
  • Special Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Digital Only
  • $11/month
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.