No Final Agreement Reached; Bargaining Continues Wednesday

UE News Update, Dec. 9, 2008

CHICAGO - 11:30 p.m. (CST) - No final agreement was reached in bargaining on Tuesday involving UE Local 1110 members who have occupied their workplace, the Republic Windows plant, since Friday. Another negotiating session has been set for Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. (CST).

A statement issued late Tuesday night by the UE negotiating committee said, "Negotiations will resume tomorrow as the parties continue to work towards an agreement. Progress was made, and the bank and the Union are bargaining in good faith."

The statement adds, "There are still important details to be worked out before the parties can reach an agreement."

The statement also noted that, in the case of a tentative agreement, UE Local 1110 members will meet, discuss and vote before details can be released.

The announcement was made at about 11:00 p.m. following the session which had begun ten hours earlier.

Representing the union during the meeting were UE Local 1110 President Armando Robles, Vice President Melvin Maclin, Steward Vicente Rangel, UE Western Region President Carl Rosen and UE International Representative Mark Meinster.

Wednesday's Chicago rally will be held as scheduled.

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