Strikers filed in one by one to pick up
a small union check and a fund-raiser check. Poole said that funds
are still coming in and that, like the checks that were given out
today, whatever continues to come in will be divided up equally
among all the unemployed workers.
Myers still will not come to the table
to negotiate a contract with the workers.
Union officials will be making a
trip to Springfield on Friday. While they are there they will
investigate the possible application of new legislation signed by
Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday.
Senate Bill 1994 provides that a
locked-out employee may receive unemployment insurance benefits
under specified circumstances. While the Myers employees were not
locked out, officials say that the circumstances are similar.