Trout Glass and other contractors hit by strike

Chesterton Tribune
July 2, 2009
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Glaziers Local 1165 went on strike today against Trout Glass & Mirror and the two other major glass contractors in Northwest Indiana after contract talks floundered on Monday and the union’s previous three-year agreement expired at midnight on Tuesday.

Henry Sierra, business agent of Painters Local 460--aligned with Glaziers Local 1165 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 91--told the Chesterton Tribune today that the union and the three contractors reached “an impasse over monetary value.”

“The contractors’ proposal wasn’t up to the standards of the membership,” Sierra said, “and the contractors turned down the local’s counterproposal.”

A strike vote was taken on Tuesday and this morning five members of Local 1165--employees of Lazzaro Companies Inc. of Merrillville and Meyer Glass & Mirror of Michigan City--were manning a picket line at Trout Glass & Mirror at 1579 S. Calumet Road in Chesterton, according to a July 1 report in Chesterton Tribune.

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