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'Rally for Justice' Keeps
Pressure On Glastic
For First Contract


Rallying for Justice in Cleveland ...

Local 758 Pres. David Martin addresses the rally, as Dir. of Org. Bob Kingsley, the rally emcee, and Chief Steward Karen Hardin look on.

On May 12, UE Local 758 members took their fight for a first contract to the Glastic Corp. headquarters in Cleveland with a "rally for justice" attended by dozens of supporters. The Local 758 members from the Jefferson, Ohio Glastic plant were joined by UE members from Ohio and western Pennsylvania as well as members of the PACE (formerly Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers) local at the Cleveland plant.

Solidarity in Action ...
Pictured above, Local 758 and PACE Local 5-622 members together; PACE Local Pres. Denise McClain is third from right.

Also taking part were Jobs with Justice and Cleveland area unions. Speakers included Denise McClain, president of PACE Local 5-622, Glastic Cleveland; UE District Seven President Joyce Clayborne; and James Tipton, USWA staff representative, who spoke on behalf of workers at Kobelco, a Seymour, Indiana Kobe subsidiary, who have been fighting for three years for a first contract. Glastic is also owned by Kobe, a Japan-based multinational corporation.

UE News - 05/99

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