(en) UPS uses homeless to break strike (fwd)

Lyn Gerry (redlyn@loop.com)
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 13:47:57 +0000


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------- Forwarded Message Follows ------- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 13:41:37 -0700 (PDT) From: MichaelP <papadop@peak.org> Subject: UPS uses homeless to break strike (fwd)

A press release from the Kensington Welfare Rights Union in Philadelphia:

HOMELESS RESIDENTS OF CITY SHELTER USED TO CROSS TEAMSTER'S PICKET LINE:

Kensington Welfare Rights Union Stands United With Teamsters to Stop Use of City Shelters to Throw Other Workers into Homelessness

3 PM Wednesday, August 13 Homeless residents at Ridge Shelter have come forward stating that a brown UPS van regularly visits Ridge Shelter to pick up homeless residents, sneaks them into UPS, and pays them $5 an hour to cross the picket line and work at UPS.

The Teamsters and the KWRU demand an investigation by the Mayor as to why city-subsidized shelters are being used to recruit homeless individuals to break a strike and eventually throw striking workers into the ranks of the homeless.

The UPS workers on strike are fighting part-time work, slashed benefits and the possibility of becoming homeless themselves. The KWRU stands in unity with organized labor and the striking Teamsters and calls for an end to using welfare recipients and homeless people to replace union labor. We stand together for the right of all people to have full-time jobs at a living wage with benefits and union protection.

Kensington Welfare Rights Union -- a statewide organization of the poor

NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO PO Box 50678 Philadelphia, PA 19132

http://www.libertynet.org/~kwru kwru@libertynet.org 215.763-4584 215.763-7575 FAX

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