USA: 2,700 Hershey employees take strike action; plants closed
Some 2,700 workers at Hershey Foods Corp. are out on strike after union representatives and management failed to negotiate a settlement last week. The dispute arose over the terms of a four-year employment contract that expired last November. The workers, who represent nearly 20% of the company's workforce, are claiming the necessity for healthcare co-payments, salary increases and retroactive wages.
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