April 10, 2007 1:30 PM, EDT

Cummins Crosspoint Workers End Strike

Employees of a distributor for diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. went back to work Monday after ending a week-long strike, the Associated Press reported.

Forty-three Teamsters union employees of the South Charleston, W. Va., engine parts distributor ended the strike over the weekend after reaching a contract agreement, AP said, citing Cummins Crosspoint President Dave Smitson.

Sticking points in the negotiation included health care, pay and seniority, AP reported. The plant’s employees work on and provide parts for engines, generators and other equipment.

The South Charleston plant, which Cummins Crosspoint bought from Cummins Cumberland last September, was shut down during the strike, AP said.

Cummins Crosspoint is a distributor for Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc., but is an independent company. It has operations in West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.