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Strike at Moncure Plywood Enters 4th Month

Jeremy Sprinkle
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(Picture) Machinist Lodge W369 is on strikeWorkers at Moncure Plywood, members of IAMAW Lodge W369, have been on strike since July 20, when the company gave a take-it-or-leave-it final contract offer.

Workers have rejected the company's demand for 60-hour work weeks, undermining seniority rights, increasing health insurance premiums by over 300 percent, and giving fewer holidays off.

The company has used fear, racism and favoritism to try to pit workers against each other. In September, union members found a noose hanging just inside the plant gate, near where they walk the picket line.

You can help strikers win a fair contract

Four months is a long time for anyone to be out on strike, but it only gets harder to be out of work this time of year, with Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching.

Show solidarity with the union members at Moncure Plywood. The local union needs supporters to walk the picket line and financial assistance to back the striking workers.

The plant is located at 306 Corinth Rd, Moncure, NC in Chatham County - about a 30 minute drive south-west from Raleigh.

You can make a contribution by sending a check to:

IAMAW Local Lodge W369
P.O. Box 318
Moncure, NC 27559

Contact Melvin Montford (901) 619-1987 or IAM W369 President Lewis Cameron (919) 770-5836 for more information.