S. Ind. limestone company workers end strike

January 24, 2012 10:00:00 PM PST
Workers and managers at a southern Indiana limestone company have ended their nearly 2-month-long strike.

The Times-Mail of Bedford reports striking union members and Indiana Limestone Co. representatives reached a contract agreement Monday. About 50 millworkers had been on strike since Nov. 16 in a labor action that also left idle members of a stonecutters union and a mechanics union.

Millworkers Local 8093 president Tim Spreen says Monday's agreement allows the union to keep their seniority rights, which was the union's top priority during times of layoffs, callbacks and job bidding.

He says some millworkers will return to work Wednesday and everyone should be back on the job by Jan. 20.

The main business of Oolitic-based Indiana Limestone is supplying blocks and slabs of limestone to other fabricators.