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Agreement reached between United Steelworkers union, Graphic Packaging Paper Mill in Texas

CASS COUNTY, Texas (From news reports) - A tentative contract has been approved between the United Steelworkers union and Graphic Packaging Paper Mill in Domino, Texas.

In February, workers here voted down a contract offer paving the way for a possible strike. On Monday, March 13, a union representative said a revised contract was presented and the union workers overwhelmingly said yes to the company's terms.

Union spokesman Doug Watts said the main holdup for the delay was work scheduling issues and a two-tier pay system. He said the new contract will not change the employees' work schedules, but the two-tier pay scale will gradually phase out over the five-year term of the contract.

There are around 500 USW union members at Graphic Packaging.

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