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RALLY FOR JUSTICE AT BERKELEY HONDA
Date Saturday August 13
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
SHATTUCK AT PARKER, DOWNTOWN BERKELEY
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice
: SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING WORKERS
: AGAINST UNION-BUSTING EMPLOYER - BERKELEY HONDA
:
: The new owners at Berkeley Honda are attempting to crush the union (IAM
: Lodge 1546). The workers are ON STRIKE! Berkeley Honda management has
: unilaterally withdrawn from the defined benefit pension plan. Fifteen
: workers averaging 20 years of seniority, including an African American
: employee with 31 years of tenure, have lost their jobs. Management
: recruited recent graduates of a technical school as
: replacements. Although other Honda dealerships in the area have normal
: bargaining relationships with the Machinists Union that represents their
: employees, it is crystal clear that new owners of Berkeley Honda have no
: interest in bargaining in good faith and are intent on busting the union.
:
: People of conscience in Berkeley, and in particular working people, cannot
: allow Berkeley Honda to get away with these ruthless corporate
: practices. This is a community that values social justice and puts a
: premium on fair treatment of workers. We urge customers of Berkeley Honda
: to refrain from doing business there until management and the workers reach
: a mutually acceptable resolution to this dispute.
:
: Let Berkeley Honda know they can't do business like this in our
: community. There is no room for predatory capitalism in the City of Berkeley.
:
: Show your support for these workers -- turn out at Berkeley Honda (Shattuck
: and Parker) in solidarity with the strikers on Thursday, August 11th, from
: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Please
: join us and bring your friends and neighbors. If you have organizational
: connections, please encourage their participation. You can also stop by
: the picketlines any time Monday-Through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30
: p.m. to express your solidarity - or just honk when you pass by.
:
: Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice
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