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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:26 PM

Shipbuilder files complaint over union threats during strike




Strikers picket outside the district lodge of Local 6 across from Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting the company's three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

By DAVID SHARP

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing strike in Maine.

The company accused leaders of Machinists’ Local S6 of threatening so-called scabs with fines and loss of benefits — and hinting at violence.

“We are extremely disappointed that union leaders would make false and threatening statements to the very employees they are supposed to represent,” said BIW President Dirk Lesko. “We take these issues very seriously and will continue to ensure our employees’ rights are protected.”

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing strike in Maine.

FULL story: https://apnews.com/972fa2c022dea1017a2f7f21fed9e05c

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:32 PM

1. Trump will target unions soon

To give his one per centers a bribe by undermining the unions, and to use to lower their wages , and reduce their benefits. Of course trump will claim he's working for the people, the opposite of the truth, again. Trump hates unions, and paying decent wages.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 01:52 PM

2. Trump's policies will be a great recruiting tool

for boogaloo and right wing death squads that will really flourish if he gets a second term.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 02:07 PM

3. If you cross a picket line to do the jobs of striking workers, you are a scab.

It’s pretty simple. The union is not required to be nice to scabs.

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