Union Wants Contract Negotiations with Kennecott

Union Wants Contract Negotiations with Kennecott

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(Magna-AP) -- Union members protested mining company Kennecott yesterday for not signing a contract dictating terms of health benefits for members and retirees.

Union employees have been working without a contract since September when negotiations broke down between the organization and Kennecott management.

Kennecott spokesman Louie Cononelos said the company's final offer to the unions was fair and reasonable.

Protesters emphasized their apprehension Thursday about losing medical benefits. They chanted and carried signs on the sidewalks outside Kennecott corporate offices on May Day.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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