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CMP Works May Still Strike 

Union members working for several days without a contract for Central Maine Power could be closer to a strike than an agreement after meeting with union leaders Wednesday night.More than 300 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers met with union leadership at the Gardiner area high school gymnasium, to determine the next step in contract negotiations.Union members believes the company cut medical and retirement benefits so CMP’s parent company can keep more profits. Workers also said CMP wanted to eliminate pensions for new employees or reduce the health benefits of retired employees.The workers authorized a strike weeks ago.Union leadership are hoping that by working without a contract, it shows good faith to CMP.