FRIDAY IN NEWINGTON: Join Legislators & Allies of NH Labor as they Stand in Solidarity with Westinghouse Employees

Brothers & Sisters,

Our fellow workers at Westinghouse Electric Co. in Newington, New Hampshire are still in a lock out with their employers. These workers are members of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local # 651, and they need our strength and Solidarity. These workers are now without health care or a source of income. Their families are facing a type of economic uncertainty that we all fear. These employees deserve to be treated fairly and to be bargained with in good faith. THIS FRIDAY, to show our Solidarity, members of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO along with members of the New Hampshire Legislature, will join labor leaders from across the Granite State at the Westinghouse Plant Picket Line in Newington, New Hampshire. Details below:

WHAT: Solidarity Event for Locked Out Westinghouse Employees

WHERE: 178 Shattuck Way, Newington, New Hampshire

WHEN: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

We hope to see you there! Additionally, we are encouraging our fellow members of the New Hampshire Labor Community and its allies to support our Brothers and Sisters at Local 651 by donating to their GoFundMe page. Every dollar is going to help those locked out employees, who are struggling to make ends meet. 

Keep yourself informed by following the Boilermakers’ official Twitter Lock Out Account by clicking here.

CLICK HERE TO HELP OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WITHOUT HEALTH CARE OR INCOME!

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Westinghouse Electric Co. Issues Lockout Notice to 172 Union Members in New Hampshire

Brothers & Sisters,

On Sunday, Westinghouse Electric Company issued a lockout notice to 172 union members at its nuclear components manufacturing plant in Newington, New Hampshire. These New Hampshire working families will now go without income or health care.

“Clearly, Westinghouse has not bargained in good faith and we will be exploring all available recourses against the company, including filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board,” said union spokesman Tyler Brown.

The employees’ contract was up on April 30th. However, they did not come to an agreement, and the contract was not ratified. Before Sunday, these workers were working under a 30-day contract extension. “Westinghouse is making a mistake. This lockout will subject hard-working New Hampshire families to financial hardship and economic uncertainty. These workers have been loyal employees and deserve to be treated with dignity and in good faith,” said New Hampshire AFL-CIO President, Glenn Brackett.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 651 are establishing a “Solidarity Fund” to help their members. If you wish to help support our brothers and sisters, please contact Duane Egan at (978)476-6472 or via e- mail eganduane1@gmail.com.

Our Brothers and Sisters need our support. Their families need our support. Please stand in Solidarity with the New Hampshire AFL-CIO and contribute any way that you are able.

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