“It has been a particularly difficult time and I am pleased that we have been able to find common ground thanks to the efforts of all parties involved.” According to a press release from the U.S. Office, U.S. Park members working for contractors represented by Forest Industrial Relations have ratified 93 percent of the agreement. An interim agreement was reached between Western Forest Products and USW Local 1-1937 after a strike lasting more than seven months. U.S. Corps members will vote on the interim agreement. “The message our bargaining committee received from members was loud and clear,” said Brian Butler, president of U.S. Union Local 1-1937. “After six months of strike action, members want their union to continue fighting to ensure they have safe shifts, safe jobs and dignity in the workplace.