Strike against sub-contractor halts work on Des Moines building

posted by Sue Danielson -

DES MOINES, Iowa-  Members of a sheet metal workers labor union went on strike today, (Monday) outside the new Des Moines Kum & Go building, under construction. 

Russ Lewton, a spokesman with Ryan Companies tells WHO Radio News the strikers' actions this morning, kept other workers from getting on-site, so work came to a halt today.   The spokesman says the metal workers have been negotiating a wage increase with a sub-contractor and the dispute is not with Ryan Companies or Kum & Go.

Tomorrow, an area for the strikers will be designated at another gate, if the strike continues, so other workers can get on site.  

The new 160-thousand square foot headquarters in the 14-hundred block of Grand Avenue is expected to open in late October.

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