Wednesday, Dec. 22


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[DEC. 22, 2004]  Striking Myers Industries workers were down on the Lincoln square in front of the Logan County Courthouse Tuesday. They held signs, but none of the signs were negative and none referred to the strike that began on Nov. 19.

Perry Sundell, business manager of the Mid-State Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters of Pekin, said, "We're here just to say thanks to the community." Striking union members have received donations of wood for the burn barrels and food, Sundell said.

The Fifth Street factory produces laminated store fixtures.

An estimated 115 workers are affected. They are members of Local 644.

A call to the plant for an update on negotiations, directed to the voice mail of Alex Craig, was not returned.

[Jan Youngquist]

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