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Local 1125 Members
Rally at ABQC

Rally at ABQC ...

... in the fight for a fair contact.

Local 1125 members rallied outside the ABQC Corp. on Dec. 14 to protest the company’s anti-union behavior in negotiations and on the shop floor.

Two days before ABQC delivered an unacceptable final offer, management indefinitely suspended six union members — three of them on the negotiating committee — for wearing stickers. The company held their jobs hostage by refusing to allow them back to work unless they agreed not to file a grievance or take a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board.

Local 1125 members responded by turning out in the bitter Wisconsin cold to protest — with allies including District 11 Pres. Carl Rosen, District 11 Sec.-Treas. Bob Rudek, Milwaukee Labor Council Pres. John Goldstein and supporters from other Milwaukee area UE locals. In the top picture, the marchers include, from right, District Pres. Rosen (with bullhorn), Field Org. Ramiro Castillo and Local 1196 Pres. Freddy Gallegos; in the bottom photo are Jonette Roberts (steward), Fin. Sec. Marlene Torres and Iris Navarro (trustee). The fight continues.

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