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Silgan leaders speak out as worker strike in Toppenish hits day 8

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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. 

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