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JAN. 23, 1933
Led by metal finishers, 6,000 workers walked off the job over wage cuts at Briggs Manufacturing Company, sparking a strike wave of 15,000 auto body workers that paralyzed Detroit’s auto industry. With scabs trucked in and finished products trucked out under police escort, the company quickly resumed production. When the strike was called off on May 1, strikers were not rehired, but their collective action forced wage increases in the industry.
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April 2011 Local Update
Posted On: Apr 27, 2011

 

 

What's Going On ...

- A tentative agreement has been reached with Cinetic Landis Grinding, whose company reps walked out of negotiations in March. Ratification is scheduled for May 4, with recommendations from the bargaining committee.

- A 3-year agreement covering 61 Pepsi-Cola drivers, warehouse and merchandisers was unanimously approved in April; the pact provides retro pay, wage increases, adds a sick leave benefit, and includes various language improvements.

- A 6-month contract extension approved by members at Maryland Metals expires in June 2011; bargaining proposals are being drafted.

- -Upcoming Negotiations:  Potomac Construction, Smith Baking Co., and Fulton County (domestic relations officers and probation officers). Check back for updates.

- An arbitration is scheduled June 2, 2011 for a member unjustly discharged for allegedly texting while driving.

- The Local also has two organizing drives underway. 


 
 
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