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Monday, March 26, 2007

Hydraulics employees expected to strike

Employees at Prince Hydraulics at 4600 S. Lewis Blvd., Sioux City, were expected to go on strike today, both management and union representatives reported Sunday. Workers voted 72-11 to reject the company's offer and go on strike in a meeting held on Saturday afternoon, John Herrig said in a statement. The contract expired at midnight on Saturday, but the union guaranteed the company it would not set up a picket line before this morning, said Herrig, who is a business representative for the Siouxland Lodge No. 1426 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.