USW Local 624 Holds Rally This Saturday To Show Support for Workers Engaged in Husky Unfair Labor Practice Strike
LIMA, Ohio, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Steelworkers (USW) Local 624 will hold a rally tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. in Faurot Park on Lakeshore Drive in Lima to support the workers engaged in an unfair labor practice strike at Husky Energy.
USW officials and members will speak about what the workers need to return to work and the importance to them of having time with their families.
Local 624 members were forced to go on strike because of Husky’s unfair labor practices (ULPs). ULP charges were filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Since then the company has become more combative and proposals have become less reasonable.
The workers’ main concern is getting time to spend with their families. USW members work around the clock at Husky on rotating 12-hour shifts and often work scheduled days off, holidays, evenings and weekends. Husky now wants to eliminate longstanding arrangements the union negotiated at no cost or inconvenience to the company that provide workers the ability to attend their children’s events and other family functions.
What: Rally to support Husky workers engaged in an unfair labor practice strike
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Faurot Park on Lakeshore Drive in Lima, Ohio
Who: USW members and retirees
Gary Beevers, USW International Vice President in charge of the National Oil Bargaining Program
David McCall, USW District 1 Director
Pat Gallagher, USW Sub-District 4 Director
Mike Edelbrock, Local 624 President, will serve as moderator
Contact: Lynne Hancock, USW, 615-828-6169, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)