Sharrett workers distribute fliers

September 19, 1997

Sharrett Inc. service technicians distributed fliers along Dual Highway Thursday evening in an attempt to gather support as they try to negotiate a union contract with the car dealership, according to Teamsters union organizer Tom Krause.

The service technicians voted to organize last Oct. 25 and have been trying to negotiate a contract with Sharrett officials since late winter, Krause said. Sharrett has businesses at 1333 Dual Highway and the Interstate 70 Automall.

The company has been stalling negotiations so the roughly 23 service technicians are trying to gain public support, he said.

The fliers state the technicians have set a strike deadline.

"The days of `kissing feet' are over, and we demand that the company which we have built treat us fairly," the flier states.

Sharrett General Manager Jeff Miles said company officials are not stalling and have made numerous proposals to the technicians. The technicians also have the right to make proposals, he said.


Company officials are trying to keep a balance so they can continue to provide fair and competitive service prices for their customers and be fair to employees, Miles said.

Even two people on the same side can disagree about what is right or wrong, he said. "It's understandable there'd be some differences along the way," Miles said.

Miles said the technicians have been distributing the fliers for about two weeks.

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