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ACTWU AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS AGREE ON TENTATIVE CONTRACT

 NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A tentative new 19-month labor agreement was reached by negotiators for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and the Clothing Manufacturers Association last night (Sept. 30). The current contract expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 1993.
 The contract, which covers approximately 40,000 tailored men's clothing workers across the country, was approved by the union's bargaining committee and the board of directors of the CMA, and is subject to union ratification. Union ratification meetings will begin immediately.
 In announcing the tentative settlement, Jack Sheinkman, president of ACTWU, said, "In this tough economic climate, we achieved a settlement which will improve conditions for our members. This contract includes increased wages and benefits. It will also allow the tailored men's clothing industry to move ahead."
 The 19-month contract is in anticipation of President Clinton's national healthcare reform initiative.
 More details of the contract will be released after union ratification.
 The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union was formed in 1976 when the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and the Textile Workers Union of America merged. ACTWU represents 234,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada. Its members work primarily in the men's clothing industry and in the textile industry. ACTWU also represents workers in the auto supply, millinery, shoe, laundry, neckwear, glove and tanning, retail and related industries. Additionally, ACTWU represents all of the Xerox manufacturing workers in the U.S. and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Jo-Ann Mort, Communications Director of ACTWU, 212-242-0700, or night line, 212-242-1149/


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