April 11: Workers at beverage can manufacturer Rexam went on strike in the US on Tuesday following a dispute over rising health care costs.
Some 900 members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) at nine plants voted to strike after throwing out proposals that would replace labour agreements that had expired in February.
Rexam Beverage Can North America and the union had twice previously reached agreements that were rejected by the workers.
“Our fair and competitive offer is still on the table. We are hopeful for a swift end to the strike,” said spokesman Greg Brooke, who added that production would continue at the nine plants.

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