With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
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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