U.S. Pipe strike ends, USW OKs previously rejected deal

Dec 13, 2010 | 07:23 AM |

Unionized workers returned to work Monday at U.S. Pipe & Foundry LLC's Bessemer, Ala., ductile iron pipe and fittings plants after ratifying a new labor deal Saturday, a company spokesman said.

United Steelworkers union Local 2140, which represents steelworkers at Bessemer, agreed to the same contract they had twice rejected before going on strike, a spokesman for parent Mueller Water Products said.

"The terms did not change," he said. "We're glad they ratified the contract . . . and the important thing is they are back at work."....

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