Holding Corporations Accountable by Restoring the Right to Strike over Grievances

May 26, 2023

Update, May 31: Watch a recording of the livestream of this event here.

Join UE General President Carl Rosen, Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson, UE Local 506 President Scott Slawson and leaders from Pennsylvania faith communities to discuss why the right to strike over grievances is important to resolving disputes swiftly and fairly.

When: Wednesday, May 31, 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT
Where: On Zoom and livestreamed on the UE Facebook page.

UE Local 506, which represents approximately 1,400 production workers at the Wabtec locomotive plant in Erie, PA, is fighting to restore the right to strike over grievances in their current contract negotiations.

Local 506 had that right for over 80 years in their contract with General Electric, prior to Wabtec’s acquisition of the plant in 2019. A recent report conducted by the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign found that since they lost the right to strike over grievances, per capita grievances have doubled and the company has become less likely to settle disputes. (Links to the report will be made available on the webinar.)


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