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PACE workers vote for strike


July 19, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Workers represented by the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Union (PACE) at the DuPont chemica…

Workers represented by the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers Union (PACE) at the DuPont chemical facility in Lousiville have given their bargaining committee the go-ahead to call a strike should progress on a contract continue to stall.

"The last thing we want is a strike, but the workers have been backed into a corner and have been given no choice but to take bargaining to another level," said Jim Briggs, the union’s international representative.

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For almost three years the two sides have made stabs at bargaining a new contract for 92 on-site members. The union claims DuPont has been trying to see the implementation of far-reaching clauses that would permit it to eliminate experienced workers while replacing them with out-of-state contractors.


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