Pemco Lockout Continues


More than 100 Pemco aviation workers are still locked out and do not know when they will be able to go back to work.

News 4 was unable to contact management again on Friday. Although details of a strike are still uncertain, workers were seen picketing in shifts on Friday outside the plant. According to union members, contractors have been hired temporarily to fill their positions and are reportedly being paid more.

Union members say they just want a fair contract that both management and employees can agree on. Since Sunday, when union members voted to reject management's new proposed contract and possibly go on strike, around 50 more employees have been laid off.

Some of the union's concerns are health insurance, holiday pay, and third shift work hours. Pemco management was also proposing a no pay increase for 5 years.

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