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Mercury Marine: Two sides to meet Tuesday (12:55 p.m. 8/24/09)

Fond du Lac, Wis. (AP) — Mercury Marine President Mark Schwabero has agreed to meet with union leaders who rejected a package of wage and benefit concessions the boat engine maker says it needs to keep jobs in Fond du Lac.

Mercury Marine spokesman Steve Fleming said Monday the meeting is Tuesday at the request of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1947.

Union leaders did not immediately return telephone messages Monday.

The union reported Sunday that its members overwhelmingly voted to reject what Mercury Marine called its final offer to rework a labor contract signed a year ago.

The company said Sunday it would move many of its Fond du Lac manufacturing operations to a nonunion plant in Stillwater, Okla., over the next two to three years.

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