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Still no deal between Mercury Marine, labor union


FOND DU LAC (WKOW) -- Two days after the union at Mercury Marine rejected a package of wage and benefit concessions, the company president and some union leaders met but no breakthroughs occurred.

Company spokesman Steve Fleming said President Mark Schwabero and two union leaders met for two hours Tuesday. Fleming says the company offered no changes in the proposed labor deal and the union gave no indication it would seek another vote on the concessions.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1947, said its 850 members voted overwhelmingly Sunday to reject Mercury Marine's offer to rework a four-year labor contract. The offer remains valid until midnight Saturday.

Mercury Marine says that without the labor concessions, many of the 850 Fond du Lac jobs making engines will move to a nonunion plant in Stillwater, Okla.

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