Strike continues at LaPorte plant after union rejects latest contract proposal

Published: Dec. 27, 2022 at 11:22 AM EST
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LAPORTE, Ind. (WNDU) - It’s back to the negotiating table for a LaPorte factory and some 200 workers on strike for the last month.

On Monday, Teamsters Local 135 voted down the latest contract proposal from MonoSol, a plant that makes the components used in laundry detergent pods.

Since Nov. 30, the unionized employees have been on strike demanding better pay and the end of so-called “forced overtime.” MonoSol claims “unplanned overtime” is the main result of workers failing to show up for shifts on several occasions.

16 News Now was told that the two sides would meet again on Tuesday to renegotiate, but there wouldn’t be a vote on a new contract before the end of the day.

Stay with 16 News Now on-air and online as we continue to follow this developing story.