Wednesday, August 18, 2010

UPDATE: Ex-Cell Workers on Strike...


This week, 22 workers at the Ex-Cell metal products plant in Franklin Park went out on Strike. Despite major contract concessions by the workers in recent years, the company is now demanding that the workers cover 20% of their health care coverage costs. This amounts to over $300 a month from most workers, and the average wage at the plant is $9 an hour. Most workers at the plant have worked there for many years, some more than 20 years. It is a familiar story. A light manufacturing facility employing low wage Latino workers and forcing them to accept poverty wages by threats of plant closings. Hats off to these workers for taking a stand and saying no to further concessions.

Tune in to next Monday's episode of Labor Express Radio for more...

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You can listen to an interview with striker Anna Maria Rico here...

There will be much more coverage on next Monday's Labor Express Radio program.

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