PACE International Union Hails New Labor Contract at Barr Laboratories

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from PACE International Union

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Local 1-149 of the
 Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union
 (PACE) overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year contract on Saturday covering
 two plants owned and operated by Barr Laboratories (NYSE:   BRL).
     Prior to an early morning breakthrough in contract talks, the union
 charged that Barr was forcing a strike that could disrupt the company's
 operations and affect persons dependent on Barr's wide range of generic drugs
 for use in fighting heart disease, cancer and other maladies.
     Boyd Young, president of the 320,000-member union, announced that PACE had
 prepared a "drug safety alert" brochure that would notify physicians,
 hospitals, drug store chains and consumers of the union's concern over drug
 safety if the company forced a strike.
     "We are pleased that both sides found agreement and that our union members
 were able to improve their working lives on almost all fronts through the new
 labor agreement," said Mark Dudzic, the local union president.  "We hope that
 this new contract will mark a new era of improved labor relations at both
 plants."
     The new contract includes wage increases in excess of 16 percent over four
 years, increased bonuses, improved job training procedures, and, most
 importantly for the local union members, no cutbacks on health and safety.
     The labor agreement covers 85 workers at plants in Pomona, N.Y., and
 Northvale, N.J.  PACE represents workers in paper, energy, chemical,
 industrial materials, automotive, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
 
 

SOURCE PACE International Union
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Local 1-149 of the
 Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union
 (PACE) overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year contract on Saturday covering
 two plants owned and operated by Barr Laboratories (NYSE:   BRL).
     Prior to an early morning breakthrough in contract talks, the union
 charged that Barr was forcing a strike that could disrupt the company's
 operations and affect persons dependent on Barr's wide range of generic drugs
 for use in fighting heart disease, cancer and other maladies.
     Boyd Young, president of the 320,000-member union, announced that PACE had
 prepared a "drug safety alert" brochure that would notify physicians,
 hospitals, drug store chains and consumers of the union's concern over drug
 safety if the company forced a strike.
     "We are pleased that both sides found agreement and that our union members
 were able to improve their working lives on almost all fronts through the new
 labor agreement," said Mark Dudzic, the local union president.  "We hope that
 this new contract will mark a new era of improved labor relations at both
 plants."
     The new contract includes wage increases in excess of 16 percent over four
 years, increased bonuses, improved job training procedures, and, most
 importantly for the local union members, no cutbacks on health and safety.
     The labor agreement covers 85 workers at plants in Pomona, N.Y., and
 Northvale, N.J.  PACE represents workers in paper, energy, chemical,
 industrial materials, automotive, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
 
 SOURCE  PACE International Union

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