UE Stands in Solidarity with Locked-out Canadian Workers

September 26, 2018

UE's officers sent the following letter of solidarity today to members of Unifor Local 597, who have been locked out by their Kansas-based employer for 646 days. Today, joined by hundreds of Unifor members from across Canada, member of Local 597 locked out their employer, blockading entrance to the plant. More information on Unifor's website.

26 September 2018

To Our Sisters and Brothers in Unifor Local 597, Gander

Today marks a watershed day in your 646-day struggle to get justice from the company DJ Composites, based in the US state of Kansas. We urge all Canadians and Americans to embrace, actively support and elevate your struggle. UE agrees that the extraordinary assault on you and your working conditions requires extra-legal action to win your fight and kick the scabs out of your plant. On behalf of all UE members in the United States, we salute you and your righteous struggle against the greed of DJ Composites. Your demands are just and the company should have no problem agreeing to your last proposal. We are with you and will do whatever we are able across the border to support you.

In solidarity,

Peter Knowlton
General President

Andrew Dinkelaker

Gene Elk
Director of Organization


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