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Cantonese, Hong Kong
Although many bakery workers decided to cross picket lines this week, Hostess said it wasn't enough to keep operations at normal levels.

Twinkies Likely To Survive Sale Of Hostess
The sentence is taken from a piece about Twinkies' manufacturer Hostess teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The company is blaming their demise on most of the unions for not accepted concessions like pay cuts.

Hi, does "cross picket lines" only refer to those who are willing to work from the start? Is it okay to refer to those who "betray" the unions and reach an agreement with the company in the middle of the strike?
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