Striking CU Workers Joined By SympathyPicketers

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DAYTON, Ohio - (03/07/05) -- Members of AFL-CIO unions joinedabout 30 employees of DayMet CU walking a picket line Friday, as astrike at the $75 million credit union stretched into its fifthweek. Officials with the Office and Professional EmployeesInternational Union, Local 98, claim credit union officials refuseto negotiate and have hired replacement workers. Unionrepresentatives said the union is looking for a pay raise, insteadof annual bonuses, as employees have been compensated the pasteight years, and health insurance for all hourlyworkers.

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