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Help illegally locked out workers

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Raised by 85 people in 1 month
Created June 21, 2018
Seattle IWW
on behalf of Seattle Industrial Workers of the World
On June 9, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc, locked out their unionized employees in response to protected union activity requesting better training for new employees. While the lockout has since been ended through direct action, pickets all over the country, and call-in campaigns, employees were still out of work for two weeks and many will have difficulty making their rent.

Solidarity from you can make a big difference in these worker's lives.
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Less than a week after our Unfair Labor Practice strike, GCI announced their third lockout by claiming ”permanent closure.” In labor terminology this is known as a “Run-Away office,” where the company leaves the jurisdiction to squash labor activity. They claim that they cannot find a Director even though they never posted the job and refused to accept applications.

IU 650 will be taking action. This is their third attempt to shut us down, and it won't be their last, but our workers do need to pay their bills in the meantime. Please stand with us in solidarity. Any and all support you can offer is greatly appreciated.
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We are incredibly grateful for all of the outpouring of solidarity so far! It means a lot to see we have so many folks at our back.

Unfortunately, in the month since the lockout ended, GCI has shown absolutely no willingness to deal with us in good faith. They have actively sabotaged our ability to fundraise in hopes of finding justification to fire us. They have illegally fired several canvassers in different cities. To top it all off they even temporarily locked us out again this past weekend.

Because of these constant unfair practices, we are ON STRIKE! Today, Friday, July 27, we notified our employer that we have begun an Unfair Labor Practice strike to demand an end to the company's notoriously shady practices.

Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated as this fight continues to escalate."
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Raised by 85 people in 1 month
Created June 21, 2018
Seattle IWW
on behalf of Seattle Industrial Workers of the World
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