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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Union & Nonunion Workers United Against ‘Open Shop’ Abuses

    I found this story interesting. I personally don't know anything about open shops.

    New York, NY – A diverse group of union and non-union workers protesting more than $70,000 in alleged wage theft rallied outside the New York Construction Alliance’s [NYCA] HQ in Manhattan on Wednesday, in an ongoing protest against New Line Structures’ business practices, as well as the recent deaths of two subcontractors on Long Island.

    Joe Scopo, the head organizer of District Council 16 of the Cement and Concrete Workers union, led the approximately 400 protestors on Lexington Avenue as they held up pictures of the subcontractors as workers chanted “Stand Up, Fight Back!”

    NYCA is a so-called “open shop” construction organization that includes New Lines Structures. On its website, NYCA boasts of “workplace diversity” and strict safety standards.

    “Construction workers are human beings whether they are non-union or not,” said Scopo. “Nearly 90-percent of construction deaths are in the open shop sector – that should tell you that the open shop model does not work.”

    Scopo later held a moment of silence for two Long Island subcontractors who died in a trench collapse last week.

    After the silent reflection, he and the crowd chanted “How Many More Must Die!”

    “The movements in New York City are what keeps the fight going,” Scopo said. “Your future is at stake. We are in a good place right now, but don’t let anybody tell you that the unions aren’t in a good place. We are, we just want to secure a good future, so what they are doing in the non-union sector doesn’t come to us. We can’t allow them to hurt workers.”
    Union & Nonunion Workers United Against

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    Scab Hating Union Thug

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    Default Re: Union & Nonunion Workers United Against ‘Open Shop’ Abuses

    Closed shop means the employer agrees to only hire Union Labor. Open shop there is no requirement to join a Union.

    Can anyone say we lost a little ground there?

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    Last edited by 222lifer; 02-11-2020 at 01:01 PM. Reason: Clarified




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