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    :: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 ::

    Hoover workers trying risky business move to save jobs - By M.R. KROPKO, AP Wire
    They hope to form an employee stock ownership plan now that new owner Whirlpool Corp. is selling the nearly 100-year-old Hoover. The company has employed generations of workers in this northeast Ohio city, and employees now want a say in global decisions, too.

    "Times have changed," said Repace, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1985. "You can't put a management team in here that doesn't know anything about floor care. This company means a lot to its community."
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