Vote UE — Again
GATX workers — shown
here celebrating their April election victory — have reason to
Defiantly persistent workers in Illinois have refused to be
bullied out of their determination to have a democratic, rank-and-file union,
by once again voting for UE representation.
Bureaucratic bungling by the National Labor Relations Board
invalidated the election UE won at the GATX Logistics industrial warehouse on
April 14. The union received 66 votes to 43 for no union, with just one vote
going to a discredited incumbent union.
Management took full advantage of the opportunity to eliminate
majority support for UE in the months leading up to the rerun election on Aug.
14. But to no avail — when the votes were counted, UE had racked up an even
bigger majority: 67-39! (Not a single vote for the old union this time.)
GATX located in Hodgkins, Il., just outside Chicago, employs
some 130 workers.
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