Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Got a phone? Raise a teaspoon for workers rights!

Workers stand in the pouring rain today holding a sign that reads "Ross Dress For Less Hurts Our Communities".

Kid and I were downtown today when I spotted these nice peeps with their banner. It was very wet out, and yet there they were braving the rain to get fairness for workers. I asked if I could take a pic and write a post and here it is. These are members of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters who are in the middle of a labor dispute with several subcontractors of a company called SD Beacon. The contractors are in trouble for not paying area standard wages, including skipping out on health and welfare benefits for workers and their families. SD Beacon is bidding on a Ross project.

The Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters is asking that we call Micheal O'Sullivan at (925) 965-4400 and tell him that he needs to do all he can to see that area labor standards are met for ALL Ross stores' construction projects.

So pick up your phone and give a holler. You can also get more info from PNWCoC by calling (877)235-3184

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