Daily Archives: November 20, 2015
The Labor Forum examines the fightback against the two-tier wage system imposed by major corporations during the economic crisis in the mid-2000’s.
First, from Sheboygan, Wi, where members of UAW #833 went on strike Nov. 15 over the failure of the Kohler Company to negotiate a fair contract. One of the central issues is the existence of a two-tier wage system that keeps new hires at poverty wages. Union leader, David Boucher will be calling The Labor Forum at 4:15pm to talk about Local 833’s history and current struggle for worker rights.
From 4:30-5pm, Chrysler worker, Martha Gravatt will provide an overview of the contracts negotiated with the Big 3 auto makers where once again a major source of contention is the continued existence of two-tier wage systems that threatens union solidarity.
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