Wolverine Ends Strike

September 11, 2003
| By Katy Rent |
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ROCKFORD — Wolverine World Wide and its tannery union, UFCW Local 600A, have ended the strike at the company’s Rockford plant and the union has unconditionally accepted the company’s final offer of mid-July 2003.

The union has also offered to immediately return to work all of the remaining strikers. WWW has reconfirmed to the union that the permanent replacement workers hired during the strike, as well as the union members who chose to return during the strike, will not be terminated.

It added that only a small number of positions are open for returning strikers at this time.

“We are pleased that our tannery employees are finally willing to come back to work, ending out first work stoppage in over 20 years,” said Steve Duffy, WWW executive vice president.

He added that the tannery employees previously on strike will be reinstated to their prior positions and shifts if production demands increase sufficiently to create more jobs or as natural attrition occurs.

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