Hawaiian Cement contract talks resume

Hawaiian Cement contract talks resume
Published: 16 February 2004

Contract negotiators seeking to end a strike at Hawaiian Cement recessed tonight. But they plan to go back to the bargaining table on Tuesday 17 February.

Teamsters Local 996 President Mel Kahele said the union had hoped to reach an agreement during the first negotiation session in nearly a week.

Kahele had said during a break in the talks that progress was being made on a key issue of health benefits.

The negotiating session was the first since last Friday night. The 67 striking workers began their job action the next day.

The union also represents 144 striking workers at Ameron Hawaii, who walked out last Friday. No new talks have been scheduled in the Ameron Hawaii contract dispute.