Deal Reached Between Union, Sappi Paper Plant

Posted at: 12/07/2012 9:07 PM
Updated at: 12/08/2012 6:37 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

After working about seven months without a permanent contract, union members of Sappi Fine Paper Mill and the company have reached an agreement.

Workers approved a contract on Friday night, according to a press release from the company.

The United Steelworkers union and the company agreed on a new tentative labor contract last week. Union officials would not comment on the details of the potential contract, but did say it has been revised.

Workers said previous proposals did not pay well, and would cut benefits for some. About 400 Sappi employees had been working since May under a contract extension.

Check back to wdio.com for more details on the contract as they become available.