Teamsters Win Provokes Management Terror Campaign in Ohio Foundry

November 8, 2010: Ohio Teamsters are experiencing a classic case of what happens when a company is ready to break the law to keep a union out. Since 125 aluminum foundry workers voted for Akron Teamsters Local 24 in March 2008, management has been barefaced in its refusal to bargain and its discrimination against union supporters, while threatening to sell the plant if workers didn’t decertify the union.

Workers at General Die Casters contacted the Teamsters three years ago when management planned a rotating shift scheme that would have them work 12-hour days, changing shifts weekly and working every other weekend. “They’d run the shop 24 hours a day and nobody would get any overtime or sleep,” said shop steward Kevin Maze.

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