Ravens, local carpenters union reach deal

September 17, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A deal reached by the Ravens and the local carpenters union yesterday means that more area carpenters will report to work Monday at the team's new complex in Owings Mills.

A day after union workers protested outside the construction site of the $30 million team headquarters and training facilities, the two sides said they reached an agreement that will give work to about a dozen area carpenters. They'll join out-of-state workers who have been finishing the woodwork at the complex, scheduled to open next month.

Early Wednesday, someone tossed a brick through the windshield of a nonunion worker's car as he arrived at the site, Baltimore County police said. Police said no one had been arrested in that incident.

Gus Lester, president of the Baltimore local of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters, said he was pleased with the new arrangement, and Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said he was "happy the pickets will be gone."

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