On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
Delphi Unions Approve New Contract
The United Auto Workers union says members nationwide have approved a new labor agreement with auto parts maker Delphi.
The ratification comes after two years of sometimes contentious negotiations and averts a threatened strike that would have crippled Delphi’s former parent, General Motors.
The U-A-W says 68 percent of the workers were in favor of the new four-year pact, while 32 percent were against it.
The deal includes workers in Dayton, Columbus and Sandusky in Ohio. Ohio has about six-thousand Delphi employees, including salaried workers and workers represented by other unions.
In Columbus, the ratification likely means closure of the 60-year-old Delphi plant on Georgesville Road. About 450 workers are currently employed at the facility.
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