Tower Workers Threaten Strike If Judge OKs Plan

Law360, New York (January 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hourly workers at Tower Automotive have voted to authorize a strike as soon as next month if the bankruptcy judge overseeing the company’s reorganization plan okays its request to cut benefits and cancel labor contracts.

More than 95% of workers at eight factories in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana backed the strike authorization in votes over the weekend, according to the United Auto Workers union. Results from a ninth plant in Ohio showed that 99% of union workers there supported an eventual strike, a union spokesman said....
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