Two-week strike ends at Indiana factory

October 22, 2014

About 300 workers have ended their two-week strike at an Indiana factory after the approval of a new contract.

The strike at the Schneider Electric plant in Peru began Oct. 6 in a dispute between the French-based company and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers over raises and giving up pension benefits.

Union negotiator Tom O'Heron told the Kokomo Tribune that members voted Sunday to accept a new three-year contract that included a $1,600 bonus and increased company contributions to a new retirement plan.

The factory is about midway between Indianapolis and South Bend.


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