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EMD Worker Says Good Luck Hiring In Muncie

Locked out Electro Motive Workers are holding their ground during their ongoing dispute between the CAW Union and their Employer Caterpillar. A handful of workers bared the cold and windy weather conditions in Ingersoll Saturday where a locomotive that was built at London's Electro Motive plant remains under their guard from going anywhere. Locomotive motor builder Dean Chup (pictured on the right) spoke with Heart-FM Saturday and says employers need to realize - if you want to maintain hardworking employees, employers have to be willing to do what it takes to keep their qualified staff "It takes commitment too. It's a very critical part of a locomotive. You don't want to build it and not care about it. You want to care about your job and if you personally care about your job, they'll pay us what we're worth, but they don't care". Chup was referring to the recent news of Indiana-based Progress Rail Services who are holding a job fair offering half the wages that Electro Motive Workers were being paid in London in what hundreds of CAW Local 27 workers rejected 30 days ago.

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