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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.