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Deadline Passes, Hostess Workers Refuse To End Strike

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    A Hostess employee stands in from of the Dolly Madison bakery in Columbus.

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    Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU-WTIU News

    Workers at the Dolly Madison bakery stand outside the facility on strike after Hostess' 5 p.m. deadline Thursday.

Updated 5:10 p.m.

Hostess Brands workers and their families are still picketing in front of the Dolly Madison bakery in Columbus on Thursday.

Hostess had said would take court action Friday to “liquidate the entire company” if striking union workers throughout the nation did not return to work by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Columbus employees say they have no plans to return to work at the pay the company is offering them.

Union officials say they are hopeful they will be able to retain their jobs if another company buys the bakery after Hostess liquidates, which could be as early as next week.

Hostess operates nearly 30 facilities and employs more than 800 in Indiana.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

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