ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 15-week-long strike at a Lehigh Valley garment manufacturer is over.
A union leader calls the agreement with Tama Manufacturing a ''major victory.'' A lawyer for the company says ''both sides got a little something that they needed.''
A major issue was health benefits. Employees previously didn't pay anything toward health insurance. Union leader Gail Meyer says workers now will pay $12 a week, less than a third of what the company sought. In exchange, workers are foregoing a pay raise in the first year. They'll get 2 percent raises in the second and third years.
Workers walked off the job June 15 and were to report back to work Tuesday.