Union local voting on new deal

One local mill union is voting today on a proposed contract reached in late November.
The International Association of Machinists Lodge #771, which reached an agreement in principle with Abitibi-Consolidated on Nov. 25, will be voting at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on that deal.
But the second union that was part of those negotiations, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1744, has not yet set a date to vote on the tentative agreement.
Both unions have been without a contract since May 1.
Members of Locals #92 and #306 of the Communications, Energy and Papermakers union of Canada ratified a new five-year deal with Abitibi-Consolidated back in July.