Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Union Membership~An American Privilege & Right

Alleged Harassment at Goodyear Settled Monday August 20, 3:43 pm ET

Settlement Reached in Alleged Non-Striker Harassment at Goodyear Plant...

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The United Steelworkers union has agreed to drop disciplinary action against four former members who defied a three-month strike last year at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the workers and the union said Monday.
The workers said they crossed the picket line to support their families. They said they were threatened with $620 fines and subjected to continued dues deductions after they quit the union and got harassed by union members using bullhorns outside their homes.
To settle a National Labor Relations Board complaint, Steelworkers Local 2L in Akron agreed to withdraw the disciplinary measures, erase records of the actions and post the locals commitment against harassing union-covered workers. The matter had been scheduled to go before a board administrative law judge on Tuesday in Cleveland. Pete Stamich, president of Local 2L, said the agreement did not include any admission of wrongdoing. He said the former union members mostly work on their own at Goodyear and have little contact with union members. The local has about 470 members, most making racing and experimental tires. The National Right to Work Foundation, which opposes compulsory union membership, represented the former union members.
"The outright contempt that these thuggish union officials have for employees who refuse to toe the union line is despicable," said Stefan Gleason, foundation vice president.

Editorial : National Right to Work Foundation, interpretation > National Right to Work for Less...I did`nt realize until today, I was a Union Thug...lmaon ! If the National Right to Work for Less had their way, there would be no Union, except theirs and they do not represent YOU, The Worker ! The mentioned Workers at Akron 2L said, they needed to support their families. Well, Imagine that ? Isn`t That why we all wanted to work for a livable wage ? Sorry Fella`s, if you crossed your own picket line...! It was pure self preservation and Goodyear has you right where they want You. You oughta be ashamed ! God Help You !

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