The problem isn't new, but the help is, and it's coming straight from the top. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland stepped in on Saturday afternoon to help sort out the employee lock out that's been going on since April 2006 at Meridian Automotive Services.
Just two weeks after he was officially inaugurated, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland wants to see action on the Meridian Automotive lockout that has left 330 people out of work.
“I plan to communicate with leadership of the company urging them to negotiate in good faith so that we can bring this situation to an end get these workers back to work and put this matter behind us,” said Strickland. “It's gone on for too long.”
The sides were supposed to get together on Saturday, but the only problem with the discussions company officials didn't show!
Our repeated attempts to get a comment from company officials failed, but on February 9th, a federal mediator will come in to try to resolve the dispute.