Silgan leaders speak out as worker strike in Toppenish hits day 8
Yakima, WASH--Its day eight of the Silgan strike in Toppenish. And Silgan leaders are finally speaking out.
In a phone interview, their media rep told us "the company feels they made a fair and competitive offer particularly in light of the local wage and benefit scale, and they [union workers] chose to reject the offer".
Union workers from the Silgan Container plant have been picketing 24-7 since they rejected Silgan's offer. The labor dispute is over employee contributions to their healthcare plans and wages.