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Strike at General Wire Spring ends

June 9, 2011 - General Wire Spring Company, parent company of General Pipe Cleaners, and the United Steel Workers (USW) reached agreement to end a 14-week strike and resume work June 13.


June 9, 2011
By General Wire Spring

June 9, 2011 – General Wire Spring Company, parent company of General
Pipe Cleaners, and the United Steel Workers (USW) reached agreement to
end a 14-week strike and resume work June 13.

David Silverman, executive vice-president of global sales, thanked
customers and sales representatives for their “incredible patience and
loyalty during this difficult time in our company’s history.” Silverman
wrote, “We have been greatly humbled by your support.”

General took bold steps to minimize the strike’s impact on its worldwide
customers.  The company continued to take and fill product orders.
Customer service staff remained on duty, and temporary workers sustained
the production pace.

Management stressed that this was the company’s first strike in 35
years. It added that, since its founding in 1930, General has never had a
layoff. And it noted the offer the USW accepted is almost identical to
that proposed before the strike.

Related links:
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www.drainbrain.com
www.usw.ca


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