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    Default Plant manager defends AHF Products contract rejected by Teamsters

    Looks like this is in W. Virginia so I am not surprised.

    BEVERLY, W.Va. — The plant manager of the AHF Products facility in Randolph County said the company plans to continue negotiations after their contract offer was rejected earlier this week by the rank and file members of Teamster Local 175. However, Blaine Emery defended the proposal as a fair offer and one which was aimed at not only protecting the jobs and benefits of employees, but protecting the plant against market pressure.

    “We are competing in a market that is shrinking and it’s very cost competitive. This plant has been here for 30 years and it’s the biggest one in the country. This is the granddaddy and it’s a huge economic epicenter for this region and we’ve got to be sure we keep it here,” Emery said.
    Teamsters officials blasted the company’s offer which they claimed froze pensions, increased healthcare costs, and offered no more than a 45 cent an hour raise along with a one-time $1,100 bonus. Emery pushed back on the criticism and said the full story on each of those items isn’t that simple.
    WV MetroNews Plant manager defends AHF Products contract rejected by Teamsters - WV MetroNews

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    Default Re: Plant manager defends AHF Products contract rejected by Teamsters

    Apparently there is no negotiations going on with this strike.

    Still no bargaining talks between AHF and Teamsters
    Despite the rejection of a contract proposal more than two weeks ago, members of the Teamsters Local 175 and negotiators for AHF Products in Randolph County still have not resumed bargaining. The workers continue to work under the old contract which expired the day they overwhelmingly rejected the company’s latest offer.
    Teamsters Local 175 President Ken Hall said there has been no indication from the company they are interested in continuing the conversation.
    “We have requested the return to the bargaining table on more than one occasion and the company has thus far refused to come and refused to even give us a date in the future,” Hall said.
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    Default Re: Plant manager defends AHF Products contract rejected by Teamsters

    All employees walked off the job today at AHF products in West Virginia. Stand strong brothers !

    Teamsters go on strike at AHF Products
    Union employees at one of Randolph County’s largest employers are on strike. Local 175 of the Teamsters Union announced walked off the job at AHF Products in Beverly Friday morning.
    The union blames the work stoppage on a safety issue which has not been addressed in months. Union officials say the employees have long complained about an industrial sweeper which is designed to help eliminate dust in part of the plant which has been in disrepair for months.
    The employees and the company have been at odds over a new contract. The workers more than two weeks ago soundly rejected the company’s last offer. Since that time, bargaining talks have not resumed. Union officials say they’ve had no response from the company about possible renewal dates for negotiations. Company officials tell MetroNews there has been constant communication as the company evaluates the particulars of a union proposal for healthcare. This week they say they did offer to restart talks but haven’t’ heard back.
    WV MetroNews Teamsters go on strike at AHF Products - WV MetroNews
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    Default Re: Plant manager defends AHF Products contract rejected by Teamsters

    The workers went back on Sunday after walking out Friday.
    Bargaining talks are scheduled to resume on March 30.

    Workers to return to work Sunday at AHF Products
    Members of the Teamsters Union Local 175 are expected to return to work on the next scheduled shift at AHF Products in Beverly.

    According to company officials, the union notified plant managers on Friday they intended to report to work Sunday after walking off the job on strike Friday. Company officials also say the Teamsters negotiators have agreed to resume bargaining talks on a new contract March 30th and 31st. Company officials say those dates were suggested in communication with the union this week after AHF officials fully vetted the union’s most recent healthcare proposal.

    The nearly 500 members of Local 175 have been working for nearly a month under an expired contract at the Randolph County hardwood flooring operation. The workers rejected the most recent contract offer by more than 90 percent.
    WV MetroNews Workers to return to work Sunday at AHF Products - WV MetroNews
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