This week, the truck drivers and warehouse people who work at Clare Rose who are members of Teamsters Local 812 went on strike after the company gave them a final offer that included a 30% pay cut and the elimination of their pensions. The day after they started their strike, Clare Rose said that it plans to replace their employees with non-union, out of state scabs. Our brothers and sisters at Local 812 need our support.
That is why I am asking you to join a picket line on either Saturday or Sunday. Bring your family and bring friends to support these brave men and women. We are encouraging our members to go to the Melville location, 255 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747. The picket line will be active all day on Saturday and Sunday. They will need our help those days because their the Teamsters will be going across Long Island to handbill and inform our neighbors of the social and economic injustices at Clare Rose.
Stand together to send the message to Clare Rose that the entire labor community and especially IBEW Local 1049 has these workers backs. So, while you are at the picket line, take a photo walking the strike line, or make a video supporting the workers and Tweet it, Facebook it and Instragram it using the hashtag #BudStrikers. Let's make sure that every friend and family member of a 1049 member knows what is going on at Clare Rose.