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.
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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