New York Air Brake Wants Union Workers To Take Pay Cut
Union workers would see a cut in their hourly pay under New York Air Brake's contract proposal.
The union says every union worker would see a pay cut.
In a letter distributed with employees' paychecks, company officials say if the union decides to strike, members will still be allowed to work.
The letter tells people that the union could fine them if they cross the picket line. To avoid a fine, the letter says, employees can resign from the union.
The letter gives detailed instructions on how to resign as a union member.
Cooney declined to comment on the company's letter.
New York Air Brake President Michael Hawthorne said he's optimistic a deal can be worked out with the union.
The current three-year contract was struck in April 2010 after a day-long strike.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Watertown, NY
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