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Raynor and Local 790 reach agreement

DIXON – After nearly 3 weeks of contract negotiations, Raynor Garage Doors and Local 790 signed a 3-year collective bargaining agreement.

Neither party would discuss the details. Mary Whelan, Raynor’s director of human resources, would confirm only that no jobs were cut as a result of the agreement.

“Raynor prides itself on its excellent and committed work force,” Whelan said Wednesday. “That commitment was evident throughout the bargaining process as both parties negotiated in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.”

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 790, which represents about 230 Raynor employees, negotiates a new contract every 3 years.

Raynor and the union released a joint statement Wednesday.

“We have enormous faith in our employees, in our customers and in the long-term prospects for this company’s success,” Raynor President and CEO Ray Neisewander III said. “We thank all of our employees for their efforts in making this agreement work.”

Zachary Ross is the business agent for Local 790.

“Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that if civilization is to survive, we must learn something about the science of human relationships,” Ross said in the release. “One lesson is that collective bargaining works. If we want to succeed, particularly in challenging economic times, we must all work together.

“That is what happened in these negotiations – the result is an agreement that meets the best interests of both employees and the company.”

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