A union representative tells Newschannel Seven the window maker has laid off 400 employees. Corporate representatives report they asked for voluntary lay-offs, but because they did not reach their target agreement, SNE laid off employees temporarily.
SNE and the union have been in contract negotiations for the last several months. Union workers rejected the company's most recent proposal Saturday.
SNE's general manager says they were disappointed with the union's decision and felt their proposal was extremely fair.
Negotiations continue Friday.