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Strike Ends at Searcy Kohler Plant

SEARCY, AR - A National Labor Relations Board official says a strike at the Kohler plant in Searcy has been called off by the union.

The strike began December 9.  A meeting was held at the union hall on Sunday, then picketers were not at the plant Monday and Tuesday.  The union had maintained pickets since stopping work in December.

But the plant says the work stoppage remains unchanged.  The company wouldn't go into details, and the union wouldn't discuss the matter.

Memphis-based NLRB regional director Ronald Hooks says the union made an unconditional offer to return to work.  If that is indeed the case, Hooks says the company would have to put union workers in any unfilled positions at the plant.  Hooks says the sides could settle or go to the NLRB with complaints.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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