At its own PACE
August 9, 2004 By Pulp & Paper Canada
A majority of the paper bargaining units within the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers Internation…
A majority of the paper bargaining units within the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union (PACE) have agreed to adopt a national paper bargaining policy in local union referendums across North America.
The program was developed in an effort to hold paper companies to certain goals and objectives. A bargaining tool, the program was created for local unions and workers to ensure that if a paper company doesn’t meet the minimum goals, the international president won’t approve the offer to be brought to a vote by the local union membership.
"This allows the union greater control of the tempo, tone, timing and issues in negotiations," said PACE national director of paper bargaining Jon Geenen. "The goals represent important issues for paper workers and send a message to the industry that we demand real solutions to serious problems."
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