Marietta union schedules contract vote, but negotiator not optimistic

Dec 04, 2006 | 07:05 AM | Meghann McDonell

Union members at Eramet SA's plant in Marietta, Ohio, are scheduled to vote on a proposed new labor contract Wednesday after the France-based company's management made minor changes to health insurance and retirement benefits.

But Eramet's offer might fall short. "I don't think (union members are) going to take favorably to it," said Jim Deem, a negotiator for the United Steelworkers union. "There isn't much of a change. France is not letting them get what they wanted to give....





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