Toppenish, WASH--56 workers at a Toppenish food container plant are on strike. Members of the Teamsters Local 760 union at Silgan containers declared the strike at nine o'clock this Thursday morning.
Union leader John Parks says Silgan presented the Local 760 members with a "last, best, and final" contract. The members find that contract unacceptable. According to Parks, the workers will strike 24/7 until the dispute is resolved.
Parks says the union and Silgan have come to an agreement on all but two issues: employee contributions to their health care plan, and wages.
Silgan leaders did not respond to our requests for an interview.