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January 26, 2009

2009.01.26: Two important (and exciting) labor solidarity events next Saturday!

Filed under: Labor Solidarity — nyclaw01 @ 1:26 pm

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 1:26 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Two important (and exciting) labor solidarity events next Saturday!

Announcements below for events next Saturday, Jan 31:

1) support Stella D’Oro Workers on strike since August!  March & Rally, 11a.m. from 237 & Broadway

2) community forum with workers from the Republic Windows and Door Factory who occupied their factory in December to win the severance pay and benefits due to them by federal law! 3-5pm at Judson Memorial Church

With the growing economic crisis, union solidarity is going to be more important that ever.  Both of these struggles are inspiring examples of workplace solidarity and militancy.  I think we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this kind of thing, but it’s going to take support and organizing to make them successful and for working people to defend ourselves in this economy.

Let me know if you’re interested in meeting up at either of these events.

 

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[Please forward this email announcement far and wide for this important solidarity event next weekend]

Support the Stella D’Oro Workers
Company attempts to destroy their union

The 135 workers of Stella D’Oro, the biscuit producers, most of whom are Latina women and immigrants
from Asia and Africa are confronting a cold winter on the streets.  They have been on strike since August
13, 2008. The company, Brynwood Partners, has refused to negotiate and is demanding that the workers
return to work without a contract in an attempt to destroy their union.

The workers have gone on strike because the company wants to:

  •  Slash wages by as much as 25%
  •  Make health insurance unaffordable by imposing crushing premiums
  •  Eliminate holidays, vacations, sick pay & current pension
  •  Eliminate extra pay for working Saturdays


JOIN THE MARCH DOWN BROADWAY!   

JAN. 31 * 11AM * 237 St & Bway
 
RALLY *1PM *
Target Shopping Ctr. 225 St.  & Major Deegan
TELL YOUR GROCERS AND LOCAL STORES:
DON’T STOCK STELLA D’ORO PRODUCTS!
BOYCOTT STELLA D’ORO PRODUCTS

The strikers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers
International Union (BCTGM) Local 50.  They are on the picket line everyday!
Place: In front of Stella D’Oro plant on 237th Street & Broadway (#1 train to 238th St)

PRODUCED BY:  Committee in Support of the Stella D’Oro Strikers   WEBSITE:  www.stelladorostrik e2008.com
YOUTUBE VIDEO:  http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=lQgv3n- A5Cs   MORE  INFORMATION:  vze2jmhr@verizon. net
917-497-4231         PO Box 20068; NYC 10025

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Community Forum
Join Sit-in Strikers from Republic Windows & Doors in Chicago
Saturday, January 31 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall [directions at bottom -t.]
55 Washington Sq South, New York

In December, 260 workers at Republic Windows occupied their plant for six days–a sit-in strike launched in response to the closing of their plant with only 3 days notice. Jobs with Justice coalitions along with other community, faith and labor activists from across the country mobilized in support of these workers, helping them win a settlement from Bank of America and Republic owners, including severance pay and compensation for unpaid earnings. As the economic crisis deepens, millions of people face jobs loss and foreclosures. Join us in celebrating the successful resistance at Republic, hear from the workers who made it happen, and help us launch a broader campaign for economic recovery that puts Main Street before Wall Street.

Sponsored by UE Local 1110, Jobs with Justice, Domestic Workers United, The Brecht Forum, Teamsters Local 805, Labor Notes, the Professional Staff Congress/ CUNY, the Cornell Labor Programs and New York City Central Labor Council. Co-sponsor list in formation. For more information or to co-sponsor,
email scott {AT} nyjwj.org or call (212) 701-9473.
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[Directions added for Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South btw. Thompson and Sullivan Streets.  Office & many events are at the 239 Thompson Street entrance around corner.
= > TRAINS: A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th Street station; R or weekday W or weekend “N local” to 8th Street-NYU; #1 to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square & walk/bike 0.4 mi. east; #6 to Bleecker St. & walk/bike 0.4 mi. NW; PATH train to 9 St. (at 6th Av. & walk 0.4 mi. SE).
= > BUS: M1 via Park Av. So. & Broadway; M5 via 5th Av. & Broadway; M6 via Broadway; M8 via 8th & 9th Sts.; M21 via Ave. C & Houston.
= > NYC suggests BIKING West Broadway/LaGuardia Pl, Broadway, Lafayette, Houston Street, Waverly Place & 9th Street, Hudson River Greenway to Houston St. exit or W. 10th St. exit; East River path to Houston St. exit or W. 10th St. exit.

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