From the Labor Commission of the CPUSA, updates, information, news, analysis, and organizing materials in solidarity with workers of the world.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Steelworkers March for Justice and Dignity in Chicago
Photo's by Scott Marshall
Friday, April 17 Steelworkers and allies including Chicago Jobs w/ Justice, held a protest March in front of Commercial Forged Products plant in Chicago. Since signing a new union contract a year ago, CFP has mounted a vicious anti-union campaign targeting Black and Latino union members and stewards in particular for harassment and unfair treatment. Charles Gilyard, president of United Steelworkers (USW) local 2154 led the march demanding the company stop the attacks on the union and treat employees with dignity and respect. He also called for Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act to build a stronger labor movement that can stop such abuses and fix the economy for working families.