December 19, 2008
“Angel Tree” list for striking members
Having been on strike since July 20, 2008, the many union members of Machinist Lodge W369 in Moncure, NC aren’t expecting to have a Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.
We wanted to give our readers and members from across the state an opportunity to help. The NC A. Philip Randolph Institute (NC APRI) has collected the wishes of workers walking the picket lines, and we have compiled them here for viewing.
Some wishes are for toys for children or gifts for spouses. Many wishes are for money to help pay basic expenses like transportation and shelter or gift cards to buy food.
If you would be interested in adopting a striker for the Holidays, contact the NC APRI at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name and phone number and who you would like to adopt.
For more information, contact business agent Melvin Montford at (901) 619-1987.
Rally planned for Saturday, Dec. 20
The strike at Moncure Plywood enter its sixth month on Saturday. The stakes for workers who have been out on the picket line since July have never been higher. The company is intent on using the strike to break the union rather than come to an agreement.
We cannot let that happen. Join us to rally support for the human rights of Moncure Plywood workers, members of IAMAW Local Lodge W369. You can bring your wish list gifts to the rally.
What: Rally to support striking workers
When: Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 12 noon
Where: Court House Circle at intersection of NC-64 and US-15/501 in downtown Pittsboro, NC (map it)