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Letters to Editors

(From Mobile Rail Workers Union)

To intimidate workers from their NLRB election, management at Mobile Rail Solutions has fired three workers of the Mobile Rail Workers Union. This illegal act is unjust and will not be tolerated. They claim that they will be firing all non-CDL carrying employees. We see this as a clear attack on the Union and a direct retaliation for the worker’s recent OSHA complaints. For years, Mobile Rail has deployed its locomotive service trucks with teams of one driver accompanied by one non-CDL helper. The attempt to break apart these teams not only is meant to destroy the organizing efforts but also creates an extremely hazardous situation for all workers. By changing to a single-driver operation, there will be no protections in the case that the one driver suffers heat stroke, is injured by faulty machinery, or is a victim of a train accident.

We Demand:

  • The immediate reinstating of Eric, Dwayne, and Brian.
  • Workers are to be treated with dignity and respect. Management ceases all of its threats of firing and their attempted bribes to activity for our recognition as a union.
  • Management must meet with the workers to discuss job related issues and concerns.

The rally was held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1425 S Western Ave. in Chicago, Il. Attendees were asked to wear RED and Black!

Organizers said every worker should be free to organize without being fired and to democratically vote on the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) election on August 14th.

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