(La Porte, IN) - Striking workers in La Porte will vote on a new contract proposal on Friday. The nearly 200 employees are from Monosol, which operates a film production plant at the Thomas Rose Industrial Park on the city’s east side.
The workers, who are members of the Teamsters Local 135, cite years of forced overtime as the primary issue in efforts to reach a new contract. The latest offer from the company includes no forced overtime for at least two years. Previously, the company stated a vast majority of the workers volunteered to work overtime. The strike is in its third week.
Monosol is a maker of packaging for products such as laundry soap that dissolve when contact is made with water. The Merrillville based company has other Indiana plants in Portage and Lebanon along with several other locations in countries like Japan, United Kingdom and Poland.