Mine Workers Strike in Contract Dispute

From Times Wire Reports

More than 500 employees staged a two-day work stoppage at Newmont Mining Corp.'s Carlin Trend mines over the company’s latest contract offer, union officials said.

The workers picketed the world’s largest gold mining company during the stoppage Thursday and Friday, but mining continued. The employees’ contract expired Sept. 30.

“We are still far apart,” said Frank Herrera, treasurer of Operating Engineers Union Local No. 3. The union represents 960 employees at the mines, 550 of whom are union members.