1,100 Workers Go On Strike

A strike in Fayetteville has shut down a manufacturing plant for the world’s largest heating and air-conditioning company.
After weeks of negotiations, contract talks between Goodman Manufacturing and the International Association of Machinists, Lodge 2385 broke down over the weekend.
Workers started to hit the picket line at midnight Saturday.
The strike affects about 1,100 employees at the plant, bringing production to a halt.
Union spokesman Jerry Benson says this is the first strike at the factory since 1978.
Union members feel like the company is shifting an inconsistent amount of the health care costs onto them.
Benson also acknowledged that wages were a sticking point in the negotiations.
Some of the workers at the Lincoln County plant include residents of Coffee County.