USW District 8 Director Billy Thompson said the KRMC union members deserve credit for standing together.
"These brave workers proved that solidarity, brotherhood and sisterhood still mean something," Thompson said.
Randy Pidcock, who served as the USW's chief negotiator and who worked on the KRMC organizing campaign since 1998, said the KRMC workers never gave up despite years of uncertainty.
"It's been 15 years, but our work is just beginning," Pidcock said. "Now, we must move forward, continue to stand up and build on what we've accomplished."The USW represents about 850,000 workers in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean in a variety of industries, from glassmaking to mining, paper, steel, tire and rubber to the public sector, service and health care industries. CONTACT: Randy Pidcock, 502-875-3332, email@example.com SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)