To Unionize Or Not To Unionize...

POSTED BY: News Department
Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 06:27 PM
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Employees at the Longaberger plant in Frazeysburg took one of many steps toward their efforts in forming a union. Earlier this afternoon, the United Steelworkers of American met with the employees in hopes of starting a union at the Dresden based company. Employees of the most famous basket making company say that starting a union at the plant is not a form of revenge against recent decisions made by management involving healthcare benefits. One by one, employees filed inot the Muskingum County Welcome Center in hopes that a union will be the majority rule. Bearing the name of the "Longaberger Employees' Alliance, employees like Lois Romaine feel that they will have a chance to amicably resolve conflicts. Contacted by the employees, the United Steelworkers of America is helping employees get started on the long road ahead. Longaberger employees need at least 65-percent of the vote in order to form union. The outcome of today's meeting will not be known for at least another four weeks. Officials at Longaberger could not be reached for comment.

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