Meeting to focus on payout for can-plant workers


The United Steelworkers union announced yesterday that it will meet tomorrow afternoon with former Continental Can Co. employees to discuss how to divide the $415 million settlement granted to can-plant workers who were illegally denied pensions.

The meeting, to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the union hall at 550 Dundalk Ave., will be open to those who think Continental Can might have laid them off to prevent them from receiving pensions.

The union's attorneys said they are holding similar meetings around the country to determine how those eligible for the payouts -- some of which could reach $100,000 -- think the money ought to be apportioned.

Union officials said they have already contacted 274 Baltimore-area residents who might be eligible for a share of the money.

Further information about the settlement is available from the union's law firm, Plotkin & Jacobs, at (800) 950-3130.

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