According to the Terre Haute, Ind., The Tribune-Star, workers at the Bemis Co. Inc. film plant may go on strike this evening. Bill Kirby, spokesman for the union, Unite Here Local 1426, said workers overwhelmingly rejected the company's latest contract offer. "The union's bargaining committee gave the company the opportunity to avert a strike by asking them to modify their proposal. The company has not taken advantage of that opportunity," he told the newspaper. Kirby said workers were prepared to strike. Meanwhile, company spokeswoman Kristine Pavletich told the paper that Bemis has contingency plans "to continue uninterrupted service to customers." Going on strike in the middle of this recession seems like a risky move for the union.
Bemis Co. prepares for strike in Indiana
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