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Legislation #: 970476 Introduction Date: 4/10/1997
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 4/17/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FINLEY
Title: Encouraging the parties to the labor strike started on April 2, 1997 between GST Industries and the United Steel Workers of America to resume a schedule of good faith negotiations.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/10/1997

Prepare to Introduce

4/10/1997

Referred City Operations Committee

4/16/1997

Immediate Adoption

4/17/1997

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 970476

 

Encouraging the parties to the labor strike started on April 2, 1997 between GST Industries and the United Steel Workers of America to resume a schedule of good faith negotiations.

 

WHEREAS, on April 2, 1997, a labor strike was commenced affecting the United Steelworkers of America and GST Industries; and

 

WHEREAS, no negotiation discussions have occurred since April 2, 1997; and

 

WHEREAS, there are six hundred seventy members of Local 13 of the United Steelworkers of America involved in the labor strike; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the importance of GST as a local employer and acknowledges the significance of the retention of six hundred seventy jobs in the Kansas City regional economy; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Council to encourage the parties to enter into good faith bargaining and negotiations to resolve the issues to the benefit of the parties and the City of Kansas City, Missouri region; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Council hereby urges GST Industries and the United Steelworkers of America to resume a schedule of good faith negotiations to end the labor strike and further the Council herein states its opposition to any action which would result in the elimination or replacement of six hundred seventy jobs at GST Industries; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be delivered to Roger Regelbrugge, Chief Executive Officer, GST Industries, Charlotte North Carolina, and to David Foster, Director of District Eleven ,United Steel Workers of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

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