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Initial contract for swift textile workers.

Initial contract for Swift textile workers

In Erwin, NC, 1,050 employees of Swift Textiles, Inc.'s denim manufacturing plant were covered by a settlement that provided for an immediate 4-percent pay increase. The 3-year agreement negotiated by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers also provided for possible reopening of bargaining when nonunion textile manufacturers give wage or benefit improvements to employees.

The agreement was the first between Swift and the union, which represented the employees under the former owner, Burlington Industries Inc. Burlington sold the plant to Swift's parent, Dominion Textile Ltd. of Canada in November 1987.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Article Type:column
Date:Jun 1, 1989
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