Twenty-one Guild members are being bought out and layoffs are next. How many more people will be let go is not known.
The company and guild representatives met Monday in Modesto and Wednesday in Sacramento to continue bargaining on the production center consolidation.
Management wants the right to do two furloughs in 2013, threatening to take away raises if the workers do not approve. As the company acts to diminish workers’ earnings, Guild members are reminded to put in for their over-time pay.