"That was a dark time for the entire HDI family," said Chris Roos, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 1035. "We lost friends and family that day. Men who were pillars of our community that went to work each day to provide for their families."
HDI management and the union have been at odds over a contract dispute since early June, but the two sides agreed to put aside their differences to honor the memories of the victims.
"We may have our disagreements with management, but paying tribute to our friends and coworkers as a group is more important right now," Roos said.
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