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Byline: Jim Martin
Sep. 11--A month after their 18-month contract with International Paper expired, union workers carried picket signs Monday to protest the company's latest offer.
For Joe Kavanagh Jr., president of United Paperworkers International Local 620, few issues are more troubling than the company's proposal that salary disputes could no longer be settled by arbitration.
It's not uncommon for the Connecticut-based paper giant to combine jobs or change job descriptions, said Mike Peterson, recording secretary and treasurer for the union. Until now, employees in newly created jobs were often able to win pay raises.
"If we lose that …