September 4, 2008
United Steelworkers on Strike at TYK
United Steelworkers at TYK America Inc., a brick-making refractory in Jefferson, have been on strike since Aug. 9 in a dispute over health care costs, said Dennis Fleming, a union staff representative.
About 30 members of USW Local 5852-17 went on strike after working without a new contract since May 31, Fleming said.
The steelworkers balked at TYK's proposal for reduced health care coverage that would cost them a $125 per month premium. The plant is continuing production, a spokesman said.
Originally published by staff and wire report.
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