Boilermaker Union Local 239

$14,015 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 270 people in 2 months
Created August 6, 2018
We are raising money to help support Boilermaker Union members of our community who have been locked out of work because of labor disputes with Imerys Talc in Three Forks, Montana. Please support the cause so that we can continue to fight for a better union contract to support our families.

My name is Ferguson Gammon and I am a member of the Boilermakers Union at the local D-239 and the workforce at Imerys Talc. I am originally from Kansas City, MO, and my wife and I moved here from Kansas City 15 months ago when I accepted a position with Imerys and joined the Boilermakers.  My wife was born and raised in Whitehall, 30 miles west of Three Forks, and accepting the job allowed us to be closer to family. 

Each of your donations will be funded to the Local D-239 Boilermakers account directly to help us keep fighting. It will pay for fuel, food expenses, member families in need, health insurance, and any other way to directly support the local D-239 Boilermakers to keep us fighting on the picket line.

We are grateful for your support and donations.
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UPDATE: Imerys has agreed to the Unions' offer to return to the negotiation table with a federal mediator. Mediation will begin on September 11th. Although this is good news, us Boilermakers in Three Forks have been down this road with Imerys several weeks back. Early July, Imerys asked the Union employees to work overtime over a weekend and would accept mediation if accepted. After completing the requested overtime, the company backed out of mediation and, a few weeks later, locked us out.

We also know that Imerys will not be required to accept the terms of mediation and continue its lock-out. We will continue to fight on the line and we are grateful for the support and donations given.

Thank you all,
Ferguson Gammon
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First of all, we want to thank you all for your support! We have been given support in a plethora of ways to fight of the Local D239 with Imerys Talc, and your donations are helping us continue to fight the good fight!

Today marks our 12th day of the lock-out and we are still locked out from work at Imerys Talc and we are holding strong while walking the picket line. Our governor, Steve Bullock, arrived on the picket line Thursday, August 9th, to show his support and encourage us.

We have received food, gift cards, advice and expertise, and people coming out to walk the picket line with us. We have been given support in various ways, and we are grateful for all the support. Thank you.

Local D239
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