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Workers Picket at Federal Industries in Belleville


June 17, 2021

Sue Moen

Members of the Machinists Lodge 1406 IAMAW- Dist. 10, AFL-CiO, were picketing in front of Federal Industries in Belleville on Monday. Members said that after receiving the company's proposal for a new contract on Friday, June 11, they unanimously voted to strike. According to Alex Hoekstra, District 10 Director, the proposed contract from Federal Industries failed to protect workers from inflation and the rising costs of healthcare. Management has also attacked personal time.

"It's disturbing how quickly our members went from essential to essentially forgotten by management. One day it'...

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