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Good Humor-Breyer's official optimistic about accord

August 18, 1998

A Good Humor-Breyer's Ice Cream official said Monday he remained confident a settlement could be negotiated with union members, who rejected a contract offer.

Local union members overwhelmingly rejected the offer, setting the stage for a possible strike at the ice cream plant on Frederick Street in Hagerstown, said Larry Lorshbaugh, President of Local 9386, United Steelworkers of America. Lorshbaugh was not sure when a strike might begin.

Negotiations are expected to resume this week, said Mark Freeman, vice president of human resources at the company's corporate headquarters in Green Bay, Wis.

"The company has presented the union a fair and realistic offer ... It's competitive in the local market. We were disappointed in the results," Freeman said Monday.

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The Frederick Street plant makes Klondike Bars, Popsicles, and novelty ice creams, Lorshbaugh said.

There are 431 union members working at the plant, he said.

Issues including wages, vacations, the use of temporary workers and benefits are in dispute, Lorshbaugh said.

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