Goodman Workers Back On The Job

Officials have announced an end to the five-day strike affecting approximately 1,100 workers, including several from Coffee County at the Goodman facility in Fayetteville. According to the Elk Valley Times,
Union members voted on Thursday to approve a negotiated agreement. Passage of the agreement required a simple majority of union members. The strike ended immediately upon ratification, and employees were able to return to their regular scheduled shifts at Goodman starting Thursday night. Union officials and Goodman representatives were able to reach an agreement that offered several equitable benefits, including a combination of wage increases and medical coverage contributions that are favorable to both groups.