Members of the United Paperworkers International Union Local 548 at the James River Marathon pulp mill voted overwhelmingly to accept a wage freeze in order to keep the mill operating. The mill's management informed the union that the alternatives were a staff reduction of 22 workers or a 13-week shutdown extension. More than 71 per cent of the union members voted in favor of the wage freeze. The mill's managers also accepted a wage freeze. The facility is in the midst of a $13.4-million cost-savings initiative.
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|Title Annotation:||Forestry News; James River-Marathon Ltd.'s union members agree to a wage freeze to keep the mill operating|
|Publication:||Northern Ontario Business|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 1991|
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