Local Lodge 1989 (Tyson Fresh Meats) voted to REJECT the company’s contract offer but failed to obtain the required 2/3 vote as per the IAM Constitution needed for a strike.
IAMAW Constitution
Article XVI, Section 2
Method of Declaring Strike
13 SEC. 2. Whenever a controversy arises over conditions of employment between members and their employers, the L.L. having the greatest number of members involved shall call a meeting of all members directly affected to decide by secret ballot upon a course of action. A majority of those present and voting on the question shall decide.If a strike vote is to be taken, such vote shall be by secret ballot. In order to declare a strike, such vote must carry by a two-thirds majority of those present and qualified to vote.
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