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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:51 AM
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Labor Unions across the USA should be raising funds for the Chicago Factory Workers...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 05:58 AM by Postman
This is a class war and its about time the Working Class won a few battles...

I'm going to suggest this to my Local Union Rep....

In a tactic rarely used in the U.S. since the labor struggles of the 1930s, the workers, members of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 1110, refused to leave the plant on December 5, its last scheduled day of operation.



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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:24 AM
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1. Don't unions ordinarily have funds
to help with times of strikes etc?

AND, seems like unions all over should be saving/accumulating for the future bad times for everyone; maybe afl/cio could shave some $ off their rent in dc?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:44 AM
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4. Depends on the structure of the local unions.
They will have funds to provide services for their members or most likely provide access to food. But times are rough right now considering that even the local food pantries are bare or nearly bare.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:40 AM
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2. They probably already doing it.
The top executive officers of each union probably have or will be shortly sending funds to help them. In addition, local unions most likely will be passing the hat at their membership meetings.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:42 AM
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3. That's a good idea.
Unfortunately, it seems like many would rather do the bidding of the big 3 CEO's than actually oppose management.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:07 AM
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5. They are there
http://gapersblock.com/mechanics/2008/12/06/republic-wi... /

Labor & Workers' Rights Sat Dec 06 2008

<snip>Today they held a vigil event outside the factory doors; labor representatives from every major union--AFSCME, SEIU, UAW, the Teachers, IBEW, and more--showed up to show support. Congressman Luis Gutierrez made a strong statement in support of the workers as well.

Update 1: Members of Local 1110 need your support. Make checks payable to the UE Local 1110 Solidarity Fund, and mail to: 37 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60607. Messages of support can be sent to organizer Leah Fried. For more information, call UE at 312-829-8300.

At the Jobs with Justice website, you can send a message of protest to Bank of America.

Donations of food and money are requested, as are solidarity actions targeting the Bank of America. The factory is in the Goose Island neighborhood, at 1333 N. Hickory (right near Division and Halsted).

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