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Closing the Deal

Recycling Workers with Local 6 sign new five year agreement with BLT

With the signature of the three members of the Negotiating Committee, Local 6 and BLT have finalized the new contract, until 2025. Stewards Josefa Reyes and Mariana Garcia, and Committee member Martha Orozco, signed the agreement as well as Secretary-Treasurer Jose Nunez, on August 27th.

WORKERS STILL MAKE THIS CHOCOLATE!

Check out this short video about the rally to support the Mission 9, the union activists that Dandelion laid off right after the union election seemed to be heading the union’s way!

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THIS IS WHAT SOLIDARITY LOOKS LIKE

Labor Community Services of Los Angeles heard about the locked out workers at Stratas foods. So they got not one, but two huge deliveries of food goods (by the pallet load), diapers and gift cards and headed out to Fresno.

Other people and organizations have pitched in – ILWU locals, individuals and retirees have donated money and their time on the picket line.

RECALL OUR UNION LEADERS!

Union members, supporters and allies came together on a sunny Saturday to demand that Dandelion Management recall the nine union members who were let go. While the company claims that it was an economic decision, the timing (right after the workers won the election for the union) and who was let go (all strong pro-union voices), are highly suspicious. Follow the Dandelion Union for more news and pictures

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A BITTER FIGHT

Forty-five members from Local 6 in Fresno, CA have been locked out by Stratas Foods since May 4th after workers unanimously rejected the company’s “last, best and final offer.”