Keith Huntley, vice president of the North Alabama Building Trades, said the union's members are united and standing firm, but are ready and willing to go back to work.
"We are looking forward to a resumption of negotiations that hopefully will include the company's owner and chairman/chief executive officer, David F. D'Addario," Huntley
said."We believe that it will be beneficial to the process and to everyone involved if Mr. D'Addario will come in and personally take a hard look at what is happening at Wise Metals, or perhaps more importantly, what is not happening in our negotiations with his
plant representatives."Huntley cited a lack of movement from a meeting Friday with federal mediator Robert Dillard, union representatives and company officials.
"The unions are awaiting word from the federal mediator on another meeting, which we hope will involve the active participation of Mr. D'Addario, giving him the opportunity to hear, first-hand, our side of the argument," Huntley
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