So. . . this is how crowd sourcing a story can pay off — now local Philly-area papers are covering the fact that Merck’s very dedicated and professional union workers — some 2,000 of them — are staying on the job, and working, despite the expiry of the current collective bargaining agreement, on Tuesday, at midnight.
Do go read it all — but here’s a bit:
. . .The negotiating committee of the United Steelworkers chapter at West Point met with members Wednesday. Union president Mark “Isy” Snyder said afterward that negotiations were continuing.
In a spring newsletter to members, Snyder wrote that among the company’s proposals was a change to 12-hour shifts because many processes run longer than eight hours. “In reality, 12-hour shifts mean less jobs, less pay, disruption of family life, etc.,” Snyder wrote. . . .
We will — as ever — keep you posted.