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Toshiba American accord.

Toshiba American accord In the electrical appliance manufacturing industry, there was a collective bargaining settlement at the Japanese-owned Toshiba American, Inc., plant in Lebanon, TN, where Local 429 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has represented employees since 1980. After a 2-week work stoppage involving 500 employees, the parties agreed on a 3-year contract to succeed one that expired in April.

Pay was raised a total of 90 cents over the term. (Prior to the settlement, pay averaged $8.57 an hour, according to the union.) Other provisions included addition of a pension plan with a benefit rate of $7 a month for each year of credited service, and a new prescription drug plan covering all but $3 of the cost of each prescription.

Toshiba hired about 70 replacement workers during the stoppage, but they were terminated when the regular employees returned to work. After the stoppage ended, Toshiba and the union were awaiting an arbitrator's decision on the 1-week suspension of 47 employees for allegedly illegal picket line action.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations; settlement with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Aug 1, 1989
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