Wildcat Strike at City Foundry
of East from about a tiny the to Wildcat strike at city foundry An estimated 275 workers at Hamilton Foundry Division of Hamilton Allied Corp., Lincoln Ave. and Erie Hwy., are on a "wildcat" strike, according to Peter R. Rentschler, president. Members of the union, Local 3587, United Steel Workers of America, were scheduled to meet at 3 p. m. today at the VFW Hall, Hicks Blvd., Fairfield, to discuss the walkout. Fred Mattress is president of the local. Rentschler said the first men walked out about 1:30 a. m. Wednesday, "evidently over a grievance involving a third shift employee in the heat treating department." The company president said "We have had no problems with the union officers and committee. They can't get the workers to go back. "We were here at 6 a. m. Thursday for a meeting, if they went back to work," said Rentschler, adding the firm may have to court injunction to get the men to return to work. explained the union and company contract contains a "no strike" clause. Mattress said that he ask the membership this afternoon to return to "and if necessary I will for a secret ballot vote. have had promises from company that the grievance will beheard, and I believe it can be worked out." Rentschler said the men were striking in the parking lot, along Erie Hwy. "It's my understanding that the aggrieved person not directly responsible for the walkout," continued Rentschler. The firm is in the midst a busy season, said the company president. "We hired about 15 men some days ago," he said.