Amy Masciola, campaign consultant for the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers District of Local 32BJ/SEIU (NCFO/SEIU), sends us this.
This week at the Biennial Convention of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO, union members from around the state kicked off a campaign in support of workers at AAK in Louisville. Nearly 50 employees of the oils and fats processor, formerly Golden Brands, are currently working without a contract after voting overwhelmingly to reject the company’s final offer in November. According to unfair labor practice charges the union filed, workers describe a hostile atmosphere in the workplace after managers threatened to fire members of the bargaining committee if they did not recommend the contract offer to co-workers. One worker was fired after he spoke to authorities about management’s threats.