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Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
Round Two: Stella DOro Workers Fight Against Plant Shutdown
. Joyce Alston, President Local 50, Bakery Workers Union
. Mike Philipo, Shop Steward
. Eddie Morrero, Foreman Bakery Dept.

Days after a judge found Stella DOro Biscuit Co. guilty of labor law
violations and ordered the company to reinstate more than 130 workers
on strike since August, Stella DOros owner Brynwood Partners
announced it would close the plant. The union charges that the decision
to shutter the plant is in retaliation against the workers strike and has
filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to block
the shutdown and force the company to reopen negotiations. Last
August Stella DOro workers refused management demands for wage
cuts by as much as $5 hour and slashes in health and pension benefits
and have waged a militant strike which has received tremendous
support from N.Y. area unions and the community.
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