General Wire Spring Co. and United Steel Workers (USW) reached an agreement to end the 14-week strike.

General Wire Spring Co., parent company of General Pipe Cleaners, and United Steel Workers (USW) reached an agreement to end the 14-week strike - the first in 35 years.

General took bold steps to minimize the strike’s impact on its worldwide customers. The company continued to take and fill product orders, customer service staff remained on duty and temporary workers sustained production pace.

David Silverman, executive vice president of Global Sales, thanked customers and sales reps saying, “During this difficult time in our company’s history we have been greatly humbled by your support!”  

Management stressed that since the company’s founding in 1930, General has never had a laid-off.  According to the company, the USW accepted offers that were almost identical to those the company proposed before the strike. Work will resume on June 13.  


Source: General Wire Spring Co. 

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