Support our Fight Against Union-Busting Bosses!
On August 23, after 11 months of contract negotiations, 75 office workers at Welfare & Pension Inc. went out on strike. We are still out, and because of our employer’s illegal actions, it’s an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Strike. The company we work for administers union health insurance plans, retirement, and other union benefit plans. We are the frontline staff who process incoming contributions, process claims, answer phones, and make sure pension checks go out on time. We are here fighting to keep fundamental union standards such as seniority rights (a process that is fair especially for things like layoffs!), a cap on medical premium cost share, and contributions to our 401k to reestablish our retirement after we agreed to withdraw from our pension last year. We understand that concessions are sometimes necessary in bargaining, and we’ve made them in the past, but we believe it’s also important at times to stand up for what is right and fight for what’s fair. This is why we are out on strike, and we’re ready to stay strong, but we need support to help us cover expenses and support our families as our fight continues. Every little bit helps.
OPEIU Local 8 members at Welfare & Pension Inc.
- Iron Workers District Council of the PNW
- Greg Norman
- Radical Women
- GARY DERING