Local 684 Opens Office,
NORTH EAST, Pa.
Local 684 members celebrate the opening of their
As their struggle for a first contract continues, the members of UE Local 684 celebrated the opening of
their office and meeting hall. An open house on March 26 drew a large and enthusiastic crowd.
The Local 684 Hall is located at 115 Clay St., directly across the street from The Electric Materials Co. — the union members’
Bob Thieme, a Local 684 member, created large beautiful signs for every window and a 4x6 wooden sign for the outside of the building.
Locals 506 and 618 in nearby Erie and the National office donated office equipment.
Local 684 members voted to pay dues, to be collected in the shop by stewards, to meet the local union’s expenses.
Union members’ intention to have a collective bargaining agreement with TEMCO has been frustrated by the company’s refusal to
bargain in good faith. The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against TEMCO based on more than 50 allegations that the
employer denied workers their rights under law.
A trial conducted by a NLRB administrative judge recently heard closing arguments; briefs were due by May 22. Witnesses were briefed in
the new hall.
UE News - 4/02