OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 27)—A union involved in a lockout by Continental Carbon Co. said it has joined with the Ponca Indian Tribe of Oklahoma to sue the carbon black maker in federal court over water protection laws. The Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International and the tribe charged Continental has and continues to violate federal water rules by operating the Ponca City, Okla., plant in an unsafe, improper and unauthorized manner. Continental locked out the PACE union local at the facility 18 months ago in a contract dispute. Since then labor organization has launched a campaign against the company and its parents, Taiwan-based China Synthetic Rubber Co. and Taiwan Cement Corp.
PACE, tribe sue Continental Carbon
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