For immediate release
October 1, 2007
A solid majority of UNITE HERE members voted overwhelming today to ratify a new 3 year contract with Tama Manufacturing ending their 15 week strike.
The new contract secures affordable Health Benefits, wage increases in the 2nd and 3rd year of the contract and seniority language defining the distribution of work.
“Our fight was about health care benefits and we won”, stated negotiating committee member Ed Yost. “We did not get everything we wanted, but we needed our health insurance and we would not return to work without it.”
Mary Ann Pollitt, leadership committee member stated, “We are glad the strike is over and we want to thank the labor movement and the community for their outpouring of support.”
Tama Mfg workers are represented by the Pa Joint Board UNITE HERE