Union reps to discuss severance with IP officials Wed. - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Union reps to discuss severance with IP officials Wed.

Approximately 1,100 work at the Courtland mill. Approximately 1,100 work at the Courtland mill.
COURTLAND, AL (WAFF) -

A closed-door meeting will be held Wednesday to determine what benefits will be made available to International Mill employees once the mill in Courtland closes.

In the "effects bargaining" meeting, union representatives and company management will negotiate the benefits that hourly employees will receive after the mill's closure. This kind of negotiation is typical for any union facility.

The union and company management will get together and negotiate what type of benefits workers will get. Possibilities include straight cash severance packages or money for retraining assistance.

Once the two parties come to an agreement, union leaders will take the negotiated package back to its members for review, and the employee union will vote as a group.

International Paper announced the closure of the Courtland mill in Sept. Approximately 1,100 employees will lose their jobs once the mill finally shuts down in the first quarter of 2014. The mill is Lawrence County's largest employer.

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