(NEW YORK POST) Bankrupt Hostess Brands is dealing with a widespread strike after thousands of workers at more than 20 plants across the country walked off the job or refused to cross picket lines in protest of a pay cut.

Bakery workers at 12 plants ranging from Seattle to Orlando, Fla., walked off the job after the company imposed an 8 percent wage reduction. The strike began Friday at the Lenexa, Kan., plant with others following over the weekend.

The Hostess plant in Philadelphia, which employs about 500 workers and is the key supplier to New York, didn’t go on strike but production was halted after workers refused to cross a picket line. At least eight other plants — in addition to the 12 on strike — were also hit with picket lines.

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