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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 11:08 PM

Sherwin Alumina, employees at stalemate in labor talks

CORPUS CHRISTI - Hundreds of workers for the Sherwin Alumina Co. in Gregory feared their jobs were in jeopardy as their employment contract ticked down to its final few hours.

The labor contract that covers 450 of the plantís 600 employees agreed to four years ago was set to expire at midnight Tuesday. Under the current contract, hourly employees get a comprehensive wage and benefits package that includes health care, coverage for dental and vision, a pension and a company match in their 401(K) plan. The company has presented proposals to employees, who are represented by United Steelworkers, Local 235-A,

By Tuesday night, the two sides hadnít agreed to terms.

ďThese negotiations will go on for a while. Itís going to be an all-nighter,Ē union president Terry Howard said. ďAs long as weíre at the table ... itís hard to comment right now.Ē

Read more: http://www.caller.com/news/local-news/sherwin-alumina-employees-at-stalemate-in-labor-talks_50961971

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